CTSG, the LIS Study and the CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection invite teachers to “A New Era of Education, Research, Stewardship and Training on Long Island Sound,” July 26 and 27.
Tidal marshes, sea grass meadows, barrier beaches and coastal forests are just some of the habitats in the federally designated reserve of Southeastern Connecticut lands and waterways that will open a wealth of opportunities for public access, hands-on environmental education, research and stewardship.
UConn is joining with partners at the local, federal and state levels including CT Sea Grant to celebrate the establishment of the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve. The event will take place at 11 a.m. on May 21 at the Avery Point campus, where the CT NERR will be headquartered.
On Earth Day a few weeks ago, Syma Ebbin reflected on how science and nature poetry can work in symbiosis, with each informing and magnifying the message of the other. The presentation encapsulated many of the reasons Ebbin excells in her job at CTSG and UConn, where she was recently promoted.
The Long Island Sound Seaweed Bioextraction Symposium will take place virtually on May 18 and 19, with Connecticut Sea Grant’s Anoushka Concepcion and Robert Pomeroy among the speakers.
Connecticut Sea Grant’s 2021 Annual Report is now available as a downloadable pdf. It offers highlights of CTSG’s accomplishments for the 2020-21 Sea Grant fiscal year, which runs from February 2020 through January 2021.
Project partners including CT Sea Grant and congressional delegation members applaud designation of “living laboratory” that will protect habitat and provide expanded research, education and stewardship opportunities.
“Discovery, Rediscovery and Rebirth” is the theme for the Fall-Winter 2021-2022 issue of Wrack Lines, now available in print and online. Articles tell the stories of the CT National Estuarine Research Reserve, research into seaweed problems in Little Narragansett Bay, and the Peabody Museum’s transformation.
The Steering Committee for the proposed Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve announced the opening of the public comment period for two critical documents in the federal approval process.
Connecticut will be hosting a virtual scoping meeting for the public on Aug. 4 to provide the public with information on the proposed reserve and to seek input on issues that the Environmental Impact Statement on the CT NERR should consider.