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 The Organization

Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc. (ELCCT) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) environmental education organization serving the state of Connecticut.

 Our Mission

 To provide environmental education experiences to young people and adults; to encourage the conservation and enjoyment of our natural environment throughout Connecticut; and to serve as a land trust in the vicinity of Bristol, Connecticut.

Environmental Education

ELCCT offers a diversity of hands-on experiential programs using a variety of resources and facilities. Our programs are offered at the Barnes Nature Center, Indian Rock Nature Preserve and in the schools of Connecticut.

 In 2010, we provided our environmental educational programs to over 32,000 children and families from over 70 Connecticut communities!

Land Preservation

ELCCT has preserved over 640 acres in the Bristol area.

Our land holdings include:

  The Barnes Nature Center  

  The Indian Rock Nature Preserve

   The Ernest & Ruth Hart Nature Preserve
  The Shepard Nature Preserve
  The Shangri-La Nature Preserve
  South Mountain Preserve
  Fox Hollow Preserve



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