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Junior Conservation Ambassadors (JCA)

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Calling all Youth Conservationists! Feeling blue about the state of the environment? Interested in taking action for Connecticut's wildlife, land, and natural resources?

Then join our team of Junior Conservation Ambassadors (JCA) for outdoor explorations and action projects that benefit wildlife, woods, and you! With indoor and outdoor experiences, you'll be ready to take to the trails and community sharing all that you have learned to make a positive difference in Connecticut's environment. From birds to water to trees, learn some foundations of natural history and ecosystem services and get ready to become a Junior Conservation Ambassador.
 
In grades three through six? Enjoy this special two-day program to become an ambassador for CT's land and wildlife. Join the fun and enjoy outdoor explorations and action projects that benefit wildlife, woods, and you. Bring your sense of wonder, interest in sharing, and get ready to discover the wonders of the woods together. This program is coordinated and led by nationally-recognized Lynn Kochiss and features a number of expert guest presenters. Lynn is a certified teacher who was named a National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator for 2013 and is a facilitator for both Project Learning Tree (PLT) and Facilitating Excellence in Environmental Education (FE3 CT).
 

JCA 2017 Dates/Locations:
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April 29 & May 6; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, Hampton
Registration deadline: April 21

OR
 
Unfortunately, because of timing and low enrollment, CFPA has been forced to cancel the program held at CFPA's headquarters for this year.
May 13 & May 20; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CFPA headquarters, Rockfall (Middlefield)
Registration deadline: April 28​
 

Fees and Forms:

Members: $40/participant
Non-members: $60/participant

Payment in the form of a check (payable to CFPA) can be sent to:

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Connecticut Forest & Park Association
16 Meriden Road
Rockfall, CT 06481

Visa or MasterCard payments may be made by calling (860) 346-TREE. All payment types may be made in person during CFPA Office Hours (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

The following 3 forms MUST be returned with payment prior to registration deadline to hold your child's place:

  1. Registration Form
  2. Medical Info Form
  3. CFPA Photo and Artwork Release Form

2017 JCA: What are some positive and negative impacts on Connecticut forests?

GOODWIN FOREST PROGRAM

April 29:

  • The Forest as a Window to the World with Lynn Kochiss
  • Invasive Species with Bernie Noonan and Lynn Kochiss
  • Vernal Pools with Jim Bancroft
  • The History of Charcoal and its Impact on the Forest with Lance Hansen

May 6:

  • Pollinators with Caroline Driscoll
  • Small Mammals with Michael Grady
  • Turtles with Bill Powers
  • Art and Nature with Lynn Kochiss
  • How you can make a difference as an Environmental Ambassador with Lynn Kochiss

CFPA PROGRAM

May 13:

  • The Forest as a Window to the World with Lynn Kochiss
  • Invasive Species with Bernie Noonan and Lynn Kochiss
  • Lichens with Peter and Barbara Rzasa
  • Wildlife 911 with Lance Hansen

May 20:

  • Vernal Pools with Jim Arrigoni
  • Caterpillars with Dr. Rob Clark
  • Bees with Emma Kravet
  • Art and Nature with Lynn Kochiss
  • How you can make a difference as an Environmental Ambassador with Lynn Kochiss

Previous Junior Conservation Ambassadors

Watch the movie of our first-ever Junior Conservation Ambassadors of 2014 learning, exploring, and enjoying the woods and our great outdoors.