Field Trips and Service Activities

Scholars explore the unique environment of the New England region through field trips, excursions, and service activities, and webinars throughout their summer with YCS-ELI. These trips expose students to professionals, communities, activists, and stakeholders while enjoying the natural beauty of Connecticut

past service learning opportunities:

·        D-Town Farm

·        Flint Water Delivery

·        Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation

·        Matthaei Botanical Gardens

scholars enjoy field trips to places such as:

·        Thimble Islands 

·        Beardsley Zoo

·        Mackinac Island

·        Tahquamenon Falls

·        International Wildlife Refuge

Fun Facts

1.   The Long Island Sound watershed houses more than 8 million people. (source)

2.   Almost 60 percent of Connecticut is covered in woodland. (source)

3.   Long Island Sound is 1,320 square miles and is home to 120 species of finfish. (source)

4.   Connecticut has 183 islands. (source)

5.   Connecticut has more than 5,800 miles of rivers and streams. (source)

6.   The largest lake in Connecticut, Candlewood Lake, has 61 miles of shoreline and was artificially created in 1928. (source)