Mosquitoes and Ticks: What Can We Do and Why We Should Care?

I’m sure everyone reading this has encountered at least one of these pesky pests before. Today, I’m writing to tell you more about these pests, what we can do, and why we should care about them. While these insects and arachnids play an important role in the food web, they are also vectors of disease. …

Science At Play: Pond Water Critters

Four of our Connecticut Science Center campers looking for critters in their bowl of pond water.   Materials to Gather: -A Net -A Bucket -Boots or shoes that can get wet! -Shallow trays/white bowls for observing in -Spoons for scooping -Magnifying glass for observing (optional) -Paper and pencil for drawing the critters you find (optional) …

Science At Play: Backyard Wilderness

As the weather warms and the days get longer, the yearly migration of humans from couch to yard begins anew. Hopefully you are enjoying time reviving your gardens, hiking some of CT’s many beautiful trails, or simply getting some fresh air. In spring, it feels like the whole world is waking up and coming out …