Citizen scientist volunteers sought for ‘Frog Watch’

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods. An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum … read more

Beardsley Zoo kicks off campaign to reduce plastic waste

In an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo announced that the Peacock Café has replaced its plastic straws with paper straws, and has replaced single-use plastic food containers and utensils with more sustainable options. Food containers are now 100% biodegradable. Providing sustainable solutions is in keeping with the Zoo’s commitment to wildlife and conservation efforts, … read more

Aquarion continues statewide search for environmental champions

As the May 1 nomination deadline for its eighth annual Environmental Champion Awards approaches, Aquarion Water Company is reminding schools, businesses, environmental organizations and the general public that nominations are still being accepted for outstanding voluntary achievements to protect and restore Connecticut’s natural environment.   The Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards will select a winner in five categories: Adult, Student (Grades … read more