Inspiring the Next Generation of Creators: An Interview with Tyler Green, FX

If you have been following us over the past few weeks, you may remember our interview with celebrity special effects makeup artist, Tyler Green. We received so many positive comments about that interview that we decided to highlight more of the amazing work Tyler does. I invite you to take a few minutes and read …

STEM Career Connections: Analyzing Big Storms

We experience big storms of all types here in Connecticut, blizzards, nor’easters, hurricane, tropical storms, and so on. Over this past summer, students from our Teen Innovations program sat down with Meteorologist Mark Dixon to learn more about analyzing these big storms. How does STEM fit into storm tracking? What’s it like working during these …

Predicting the Weather

We have all watched the weather on the news, but do you know everything that goes into creating that forecast? Complex scientific models, changing variables, and technology are just some of what impacts accurate predictions of weather. Some of our Teen Innovation Students sat down with Mark Dixon of Channel 3 Eyewitness News to talk …

STEM Career Spotlight: Horticulture

We are so excited to welcome everyone back into the Butterfly Encounter. This beautiful, lively, tropical environment will have you forgetting you are in the middle of Hartford, CT. Our Butterfly Encounter is run by a team of dedicated individuals under the direction of our  Horticulturist and Butterfly Encounter Manager, Kimberly Kelly. Today, one of …