Science Sunday: Groundwater Contamination

Did you know that only 0.3% of the world’s water supply is available for us to use? Only 0.3%! That’s not a lot. So it is very important for us to protect that water supply from becoming contaminated. How easily can groundwater get contaminated? And how can we prevent our groundwater from getting contaminated. Today, …

How To Build An Exhibit: Our Changing Earth

Have you ever wondered how the Connecticut Science Center’s exhibit galleries and exhibits are developed? Here is a behind the scenes tour of how our most recent gallery, Our Changing Earth, came into being. Exhibit design is a way of telling a story, determining the most effective way to engage audiences in the topic. There …

Virtual Field Trip: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes Virtual Tour I have wanted to travel to Hawaii for as long as I can remember. I still haven’t made it all the way out to those beautiful islands, but this virtual tour of the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is helping me explore the world from my couch! Join me on this tour …

Virtual Field Trip: Yellowstone National Park

Why is it Worth Checking this Place Out? The impact Yellowstone’s geology has had on the region, continent, and world for millions of years cannot be overstated.  Yellowstone’s breathtaking beauty exists between pairs of opposites: extreme heat and cold, solid rock and flowing water, explosive life and tragic death, searing sun and frigid night sky.  …