The Thames River Quest, three treasure hunt-style hikes sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant, the Thames River Heritage Park and The Day, drew 151 participants from towns throughout southeastern Connecticut and beyond on June 2.
The Thames River Quest, a free, three-part, treasure hunt-style educational hike, has been created by Connecticut Sea Grant and the Thames River Heritage Park as a new, unique offering for Connecticut Trails Day on June 2. Registration for the hike is now open at: http://www.thamesriverheritagepark.org/quest.
“Site Development for Our Changing Weather Patterns,” a symposium focusing on what’s working and what to watch out for in eco-friendly development, will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 at the UConn Middlesex County Extension Office in Haddam.
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.
Rather than being an abstract thought experiment, the workshop offered small-group and panel presentations with immediate relevance to the issues Connecticut’s 36 coastal towns are grappling with as sea level rises and storms intensify.
About 25 federal and state regulators gathered with current and aspiring kelp farmers in the first meeting of its kind to hash out regulatory issues facing the emerging commercial seaweed industry in Long Island Sound.
The Dec. 15 workshop will delve into two major climate adaptation issues with numerous legal ramifications: elevating structures and resilience of roadways.
“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.
Before a bowl of clam chowder or a freshly grilled swordfish steak ends up on a restaurant diner’s plate, specially trained seafood handlers will have been working to eliminate any risk of contamination or hazards that could cause illness. Many of those handlers will have learned their skills in training offered by Connecticut Sea Grant, […]
One of three sites in Long Island Sound or a fourth on the lower Connecticut River will soon be chosen for nomination as a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). Kevin O’Brien, environmental analyst at the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, shows maps of proposed NERR sites in Long Island Sound during a meeting […]