No Child Left Inside
{Return to Home}

{Link to No Child Left Inside Homepage} {Link to No Child Left Inside Homepage}
Learn More    | Our State Parks      |
Outdoor Activities      |
Great Park Pursuit Family Adventure 

{NCLI Images}

  Our Mission  
NCLI® Great Park Pursuit (GPP) 2018
We are excited to announce that our 6 weeks of CT State Park and Forest adventures will begin on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Please join us for our 2nd Great Park Pursuit Event of the 2018 season on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington, CT.
Please join us for a fun day learning new Outdoor Recreational Skills.  
Family Friendly Walks and Hikes:
Bird ID walk using binoculars 9:30 am
Habitat Walk 1:00 pm
Special Activity:
Archery with Connecticut's Hunter Education Program
11 am to 1pm (must be a minimum of 42" in height to participate)
Primitive Fire Starting Demo 11am and 1pm (back Pavillion)
S(stop), T(think), O(observe), P(plan)
You're Lost in the Woods/Compass Making  12:30-3 pm (exhibit room)
REI-Water Filtration 10 am to 2pm
All Day Activities/Tables:
DEEP Boating
Girl Scouts of CT
Farmington Canal Rail-to-Trail Association
Farmington Valley Trails Council, Inc.
Snake ID-venomous vs. non venomous
LL Bean
Lightweight Backpacking Demo table
Self-guided plan survival/wildlife value hike on Inner Loop of trail
Wildlife ID table with Master Wildlife Conservationists
Wildlife Track ID Craft
Children's tattoos
Arts & Crafts
Session Woods Exhibit Room and hallway (self-guided) 
Kyle's Doghouse will be selling hot dogs, chips and soda/water (cash only).  Ritas Italian Ice will also be joining us.
Please note this event will be held rain or shine.  However, many activities and tables will be located inside Sessions Woods building. 
Event Location:
Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area 
341 Milford Street (Rte 69)
Burlington, CT  06013-1550

All Parking for the Event will be at:
Lewis Mills High School.  
24 Lyon Road
Burlington, CT  

Please note that parking for families with a state issued handicap parking permit will be available at Sessions Woods.  

Please be aware that two shuttle buses will run continuously throughout the day between Lewis Mills High School parking lot and Sessions Woods picking up and dropping off families/teams (first shuttle to leave Lewis Mills between 8:45 am and 9 am and last shuttle to leave Sessions Woods at 3:15 pm).  It is less than 5 miles between the two locations.  Please look for the pick-up/drop-off location Great Park Pursuit signage. 

Please note No Dogs are allowed on the buses.
For more information about the No Child Left Inside program,
please contact:
Kristen Bellantuono, No Child Left Inside® Coordinator
CT DEEP State Parks and Public Outreach at or call 860-424-3917

Don't forget to visit our calendar for upcoming events!
  Contact Us
  Our Programs
  About DEEP
No Child Left Inside® is a registered trademark of the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
State of Connecticut DisclaimerPrivacy Policy and Web Site Accessibility Policy.  Copyright © 2002 - 2017 State of Connecticut. 

{Return to Home}