Connecticut Natural History & Environmental Science Programs

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Listed by the Connecticut Library Consortium
Contact: Nancy, contact@cttrips.com
(203) 767-6509; References available upon request.

We offer environmental and natural history slideshow programs for libraries, community groups, museums and schools, as well as professional development programs for educators and corporate "lunch break" incentive programs.

Presented by Brendan Hanrahan, known for his lively, visually impactful and highly informative slideshows that explore the state's rocks, fossils and wild places, such as his award-winning Exploring Connecticut's Natural Wonders program, have become popular favorites.

In response to popular demand, Mr. Hanrahan now also offers a series of new programs that highlight community-based environmental management efforts in Connecticut. These programs describe initiatives being undertaken by local groups throughout the state, the promise such efforts hold for resolving many of the environmental issues affecting our communities and how the "spirit of place" present in many localities can empower community efforts.

Natural History Programs

Explore CT's Natural Wonders: A place like no other
CT Geology: A billion years of earth history in 5,000 sq.mi
Dinosaurs of the CT Valley: and the tales they tell!
Between Land & Water: Life stories of CT's amphibians
The History of Environmental Science in CT & The New World
Best Family Fishing Trips in CT (with Bob Sampson)

Environmental Programs

Grassroots Up: The promise of Community-based Environmental Advocacy in Connecticut
Lines in the Sand: A citizen's guide to environmental issues and action in Connecticut
Power of Place: How local connections can empower environmental advocacy and education

School Programs

School programs we offer bring the state science standards for environmental sciences to life by drawing upon the natural history of local places.

Exploring principles of geology in Connecticut (classroom)
Exploring Earth Science in Connecticut (classroom)

Educator Professional Development Programs

Using CT contexts to teach to the state science standards (educator professional development)
Opportunities for "Inquiry plus place-based" education in CT (educator professional development)

Corporate "Lunch Break" Incentive Programs

Our innovative corporate "lunch break" program offers a great way to reward and motivate employees. Cost and time effective, they are a great way to break with routine, reward success or energize brainstorming.

Explore CT's Natural Wonders: A place like no other

Listed by the Connecticut Library Consortium
Contact: Nancy, contact@cttrips.com
(203) 767-6509; References available upon request.

Slides from the program: Explore Connecticut's Natural Wonders