Science Sunday: Plate Tectonics

Good Morning everyone and welcome to another edition of Science Sunday. Last week we celebrated Earth Day, which is one of our favorite holidays here at the Connecticut Science Center. So, for this Science Sunday we are actually taking a suggestion from one of our viewers to explore more about plate tectonics. How do we …

Science Sunday: Composting to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is this week so we are celebrating all week long here at the Science Center. Today we are kicking off with a Science Sunday all about composting. What do you think, does organic matter (food scraps) break down the same way in a landfill as they do in a compost? The answer may …

Spring Floods in the Connecticut River

One of my favorite things about working at the Connecticut Science Center is the view of the Connecticut River. Not only is the river in Hartford beautiful, but it is constantly changing every day. The river rises and falls twice a day with the tide, and again when large rainstorms add water to the river. …

25 Facts About the First Earth Day and 25 Ways You Can Celebrate

“Climate Action” is the theme of Earth Day 2020, but first, let’s hop in our time machines to see what the very first Earth Day was like. What was the catalyst for Earth Day? Who came up with it? What did people do to mark it throughout Connecticut? 25 Facts About Earth Day: The first …