Successes & weird finds at International Coastal Cleanup Day

Foam and tires at Seaside Park, Bridgeport

An estimated 900 Save the Sound volunteers hit 31 Connecticut beaches last Saturday and Sunday for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Local land trusts and conservation groups, a SCUBA club, Bridgeport’s US District Court, businesses, and hundreds of high school and college students came out to pick up trash from their favorite spots across Connecticut’s shoreline. Unusual finds included a carburetor … read more

International Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday

More than 1,000 Save the Sound volunteers are expected to hit Connecticut beaches this weekend for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Individuals and community groups ranging from a SCUBA club to Bridgeport’s US District Court will #SuitUpToCleanUp their favorite spots across the full width of Connecticut’s shoreline. Each September, the International Coastal Cleanup, founded by Ocean Conservancy 33 years ago, brings … read more

Maritime Aquarium offers marine science series for homeschool students

Avalon Bunge, STEM education specialist for The Maritime Aquarium, lets students touch a flounder during a recent Marine Life Encounter Cruise on Long Island Sound.

Homeschool students can explore the marine world in a new weekly series of standards-based programs utilizing the vast educational resources of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. A Marine Animal Adaptations series for ages 7 to 9 and a Marine Biology series for ages 10 to 13 will meet on Monday mornings from Sept. 24 to Nov. 12. Each session in … read more