Connecticut Sea Grant is encouraging teachers and parents to check out the many online educational resources available that can be used for virtual and at-home lessons about Long Island Sound and the larger marine environment.
The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation has published educational pamphlets to teach the public about the seaweeds, shells and plants on the town’s shorelines. The project was co-sponsored by the foundation and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department, with funding provided by CT Sea Grant.
Beachcombing along the Connecticut coast can be a fun and healthy educational activity for families eager to get out outdoors while the COVID-19 virus keeps children home from school.
Secondary life and earth science teachers are invited to a water- and land-based workshop on Saturday Sept. 7 on Long Island Sound aboard a SoundWaters schooner departing from the dock in Stamford.
“Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education,” co-edited by Diana L. Payne of Connecticut Sea Grant, has been published by Springer Nature, which calls it the “first international book on marine science education and ocean literacy.”
Connecticut Sea Grant is accepting applications for four Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers (LISMT) for the LISMT program in Connecticut. Pairs of teachers from each of the following grade level bands are encouraged to apply: K-8 and 9-12.
In the ninth and final round of the 21st annual Quahog Bowl on Feb. 3 at UConn Avery Point, the teams from Ledyard and Glastonbury high schools stood neck-and-neck until the last question.
How the ocean influences the weather, including severe events such as hurricanes and floods, will be the theme of the 21st annual Quahog Bowl academic competition for high school students at UConn’s Avery Point campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 3.
“This class has inspired me to do a lot more with native plants,” said Janet McAllister, whose recent move to a shoreline property in Milford made her want to learn how to practice gardening that helps rather than hurts the water quality of the Sound. She is one of 37 recent graduates of the Coastal Certificate program for master gardeners.
Alex Da Silva and Tony Arreaga Jr., both juniors at the University of Connecticut majoring in environmental engineering, are looking to apply the technical skills they’ve learned to climate change problems.Tony Arreaga Jr., left, and Alex Da Silva, students in the new climate corps class, listen to a presentation about the EcoHusky group on Sept. […]