A community that anyone can join. Upload photos and locality data, and other members will help identify what you've found. You can also help curate other records. A great way to gather and collect your own data, or figure out where/when to find a particular species.
Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern species in CT
The DEEP compiles data from researchers throughout the state (even you!) in order to manage their lists of endangered, threatened, and special concern insects. Use the links on this page to see the current list, and forms for submitting your own findings.
The Children's Museum in West Hartford, CT is a great spot for budding naturalists. They have a bevy of creatures in their animal sanctuary, including insects and arachnids. They even have an outdoor butterfly house, which you can visit in the spring/summer/fall.
Sam Jaffe may not be based in CT, but he often travels to our state for outreach programs, BioBlitzes, and collaborations. He runs amazing outreach programs both through his physical location in NH, and by traveling throughout New England.
National Moth Week is always held the last week of July. Scientists host black-lighting events, typically open to the public, in order to increase public engagement and understanding of nighttime nature. Check their website to look for events in CT, or register your own.
The CAES has several branches focuses on entomological interests, including: bed bugs, ticks, emerald ash borers, and gypsy moths. They also have an insect information office, and offer summer research opportunities for undergraduates.