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Environmental Education

CFPA strives to facilitate strong connections between Connecticut residents and the forests and parks of our state. We offer educational programs for children, youth, families and adults, coordinate the award-winning Project Learning Tree (PLT) curriculum, and train volunteers to lead "Rambles" (guided hikes). Join CFPA as we explore the hidden gems of Connecticut’s forests!


Cockaponset State Forest Sign
Check out our newest self-guided program! Start your first Hike & Seek today.
CFPA's educational initiatives have adapted to our changing world.
Explore the outdoors!
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Salamander larvae and egg
First, beginning in March, come the fairy shrimp...
CFPA members and guests came armed with questions and concerns to Master Naturalist Brad Robinson's talk on Gypsy Moths yesterday evening. He was prepared.
Discover the joy of lifelong learning
Search for upcoming rambles, workshops, mini-courses, outings, and more. Lifelong learning—naturally!