Brownie Mix: STEM with Toddlers

My daughter is freshly two. Like many parents, I’m trying to keep her open to a life in the sciences. To be honest, I’m also trying to keep her open to a life in the arts, literature, languages, historical perspective, emotional intelligence, and everything else… and of course, she mostly loves to play basketball. But …

Following Connecticut’s Garnet Trail

Welcome to a new year and a new month. Garnet is the birthstone for January, and the almandine garnet happens to be Connecticut’s state mineral. You’ve probably heard of the Connecticut Wine Trail, but have you heard of the Garnet Trail? The Connecticut Garnet Trail was funded by the DEEP Greenways program to promote awareness …

Tool School with Bryan: Driving Screws

Renovators, makers, inventors, and anyone who desires the pure unbridled satisfaction of doing it yourself, this is the blog for you. Here we will be taking a closer look at some of the tools that help you create all those Pinterest projects you’ve been saving. Are these tools dangerous? Yes! Do they multiply your effort …

Crayon Rock Cycle

The phrases “solid as a rock,” “written in stone,” and “between a rock and a hard place” all evoke images of rocks as permanent and unchanging. But the truth is, nothing lasts forever. Rocks do change, but it can take a long time. It is difficult for humans to think of time on a geological …

How to Protect Our Native Bees: A Lazy Lawn Care Guide

 While you are winding down your summer activities, getting ready to head back to school, and thinking about the cooler weather, let me introduce you to some of our native pollinating bees and give you some tips and tricks on how you can help them prepare for the cooler weather as well. A quick note …

Sniffing Out Your Dog’s Superpowers

We’re having a great time celebrating the “Dog Days of Summer” and judging by the response, there are lots of dog lovers out there. There are countless reasons why dogs have fascinated us through the years.  As the proud owner of a Golden Retriever/Lab mix named Zoe, I know I am definitely captivated. Let’s see …

Bubble Bonanza: Science At Play

Welcome to summer everyone! We finally made it! It’s time to get outside, run through the sprinklers, and play with science. That’s right, get ready to have some good clean fun and explore the world of bubble science with your family, friends, and neighbors.  Top Secret Recipe: So far, the best recipe we have come …