Science Sunday: Blue Tongue Skink

In celebration of our new traveling exhibition, Under the Canopy, opening this past weekend, we wanted to bring out one of our resident animal ambassadors here at the Science Center to Science Sunday. Patrick is a blue-tongue skink, who resides with our other animal ambassadors on the sixth floor of the Science Center. Today, we are learning more about Patrick, what he loves to eat and why exactly his tongue is blue. Check it all out in the full Science Sunday segment below.

While Patrick is a permanent resident of the Science Center’s we currently have some visiting animal ambassadors living on level 4 as part of Under the Canopy- including a two-toed sloth, boa constrictors, red-footed tortoises and more. Be sure to come visit them all while they are here- this exhibition is open for a limited time. More information can be found on our website-


There is so much more Science Sunday to explore. Check out the full gallery of segments on our blog:

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Aoife Ryle is the Education Programs Manager at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.

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Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological Society.