Make it Grow Spotlight: Keney Park Sustainability Project and the Urban Ecology Wellness Center

On a sunny, sweltering day back in May, the Connecticut Science Center hosted its second installment of MakeFest, Make it Grow, presented by Stanley Black & Decker in partnership with the Connecticut Master Gardener Association (CMGA). The Science Center team welcomed nearly 700 visitors on-site to engage safely with community partners, dig in, get their …

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, …

Science At Play: Composting!

So many people are getting their gardens started for the spring and summer and we are here to help those gardens be successful. Compost is organic matter that can be put into the soil and help your plants grow big and healthy. Composting is not only great for your garden, but it is also a …

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 …