Making an Impact: Celebrating our 2021 STEM Achievement Awards

At our recent Virtual Gala: Thank You Science, we recognized the outstanding individuals and organizations who are active in their communities, inspiring lifelong learning and making a difference.  The 2021 STEM Achievement Award honorees and finalists were announced and we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight their work. You will quickly see how each …

Dear Science: Hurricanes

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Parker in Enfield. How do hurricanes form? Connecticut was just impacted by Hurricane Henri last weekend. So, how do storms such as these form in the middle of the ocean? For answers to these questions and more watch the full …

Dear Science: How Hot is the Sun?

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Gia and Sophia. How hot is the Sun? We all know the sun is responsible for keeping the earth warm but how hot is it really? What powers the sun and what makes it so hot? What is the …

Science Sunday: Insects and Communication

Did you know the sound that crickets make is caused by them scraping their wings together? Did you know fireflies communicate with flash patterns? Did you know that the sound made by cicadas is them clicking at a rate of 300 to 400 times per second? That’s fast! But how do these insects make these …