The CTP workshop is a 2-day immersive field experience that teaches teen and adult participants about the practical approaches to conservation through the use of mapping technologies. At the workshop, teams of teen and adult participants collaborate to create interactive maps using smartphone GPS applications and geo-referenced web data surveys that can be used for scientific field data collection. Participants practice using these mapping and web tools in the field during various conservation field activities. Time at the workshop is also spent developing and tailoring conservation projects to each team's interests and time availability. CTP workshops are held around the state each year, so find one near you!



  • Dates: April 28-29, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Location: Coming soon...


  • Dates: June 2-3, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Location: UConn Avery Point Campus, 1080 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340


  • Dates: June 21-22, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Location: UConn Hartford Campus, 10 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT 06103

New Fairfield

  • Dates: June 25-26, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Location: Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 CT-37, New Fairfield, CT 06812

Other Workshop Info

  • Program Fees: CTP is FREE to all participants
  • Accommodations: No accommodations needed
  • Transportation: Participants need to arrange for transportation to and from the workshop. If assistance is needed in arranging transportation, please contact the CTP Program Coordinator.
  • What to Bring:
    • Clothing:
      • Sneakers/hiking shoes that are comfortable for walking and can get dirty
      • Comfortable field clothes (e.g. t-shirt, long sleeved shirt, field pants)
      • Hat and/or sunglasses
      • Rain coat
      • Sweatshirt for air conditioned classrooms
    • Other Field Supplies:
      • Water bottle
      • Sunscreen
      • Bug spray
      • Backpack
      • Notebook/paper and pens/pencils
    • Technology (note: it is okay if you do not have these items; if you need to borrow these items, please contact the CTP Program Coordinator):
      • Laptop
      • Smartphone/mobile device (e.g. iPhone, Cellular-ready iPad, Andriod phone, Andriod tablet)

If you have any questions about the CTP, please contact: Laura Cisneros, CTP Program Coordinator


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