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Student Enrichment

Student enrichment programs help local school districts expand the opportunities students have to interact with peers and learn experientially outside of the classroom.

Current enrichment programs include:

Contact: Abby Peklo, Director of Grants & Special Programs
860.567.0863 x 1166 | Email

Regional Student Health & Medical Internship Program

In our nationally recognized School-to-Career program, high school students have the opportunity to participate in medical and healthcare internships that are designed to explore medical career choices and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the healthcare industry of the 21st century workplace.

Contact: Karen Moore, Regional Internship Program Manager
860.567.0863 x1181 | Email    

For more info, contact:

Abby Peklo

Director of Grants & Special Programs

860-567-0863 x1166


After School Outdoor Learning Adventures

After School Outdoor Learning Adventures (ASOLA) is an exciting enrichment program for students in grades 1-5 from Hartford, Bristol, Plymouth, and Thomaston. The program takes place Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 at Indian Rock Nature Preserve in Bristol. There are two separate sessions, one in fall and one in spring. Registration forms are available from program teachers at each participating school. 

At the program, students enjoy fun environmental science activities. ASOLA provides students a safe, fun outdoor learning environment where students meet new friends and play games with the support of caring teachers and environmental educators.

Blue Science

Blue Science is an innovative, high-interest approach to teaching about the local watershed, overall environmental health, and how inland communities impact Long Island Sound. This NOAA-funded project uses local habitats and the western end of Long Island Sound as its science and social studies classroom in nature for studying true local environmental issues that impact the watershed and coastal ecosystems. Currently, middle schools from Danbury participate in Blue Science.

Watershed STEM with 21st Century CCLC Partners

With funding from U.S. Department of Education, NOAA, NAAEE, and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, EdAdvance partnered with Waterbury and Ansonia 21st CCLC sites to offer outdoor experiential watershed STEM afterschool student programs. WoW! and School Grounds to Sound encouraged students to explore their watersheds and more deeply understand the connections between their local inland communities and Connecticut’s coast at Long Island Sound. They learned about human impacts on climate change and how daily choices and actions can benefit the environment.

After School Outdor Learnig Adventures
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