EXPLORING CONNECTICUT'S NATURAL WONDERS program

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50-minute slideshow with seldom seen images
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On its surface Connecticut may seem tame, but look closely and you will find a state where incredible discoveries about geology, paleontology and ecology have been made for centuries.  Today, the combination of its small size and incredible past makes Connecticut an extraordinary place to explore natural history.  This is the award-winning program about local discoveries—and trips to places where the past comes to life—that has become a popular favorite around the state.

The fact is that the region we know as Connecticut has been in the midst of events that shaped our world over billions of years.  Its true story, however, has come to be known only in the past few centuries—through a series of human events no less incredible than the natural events leading up to them. In other states, one might drive for days and see a fraction of what can be found in Connecticut in an afternoon.

Presented by author and series publisher Brendan Hanrahan, Exploring the Natural Wonders of Connecticut is a slideshow that traces the contributions local scientists have made to our knowledge of the world and describes places where essential concepts of earth and environmental science are easily explored. It includes tales few have heard, but are easily rediscovered, often in no more time than it takes to pull off a highway to eat lunch.  It includes tales few have heard, but are easily rediscovered, often in no more time than it takes to pull off a highway to eat lunch.

Slides from the program: Discover Connecticut's Natural Wonders