Cynthia Ehlinger

‘A Century of Tallying Birds’ Talk

The Bruce Museum Seaside Center will be going to the birds on Sunday, Dec. 2, when the focus is “A Century of Tallying Birds for the Annual Christmas Bird Count.” At 2 p.m., Bruce Museum Seaside Manager and Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count compiler Cynthia Ehlinger will discuss the history, current methods, and impact of this long-running citizen science project. Visitors can out how one can join in the field or at home on Count Day in the Greenwich-Stamford area on Sunday, Dec. 16. read more...

Greenwich Shellfishing Demo and Film

On Sunday, Nov. 4, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., the Greenwich Shellfish Commission will premiere a new documentary movie and demonstrate how to harvest clams and oysters in local waters. The Weir Oyster Project, filmed by John Motay over the last two years, features the Shellfish Commission’s recent work starting an oyster bed from scratch in a cove in Greenwich. Participants who want to learn first-hand the skill of finding mollusks during low tide should wear waterproof footgear. Commission members will also be on hand to discuss progress on their collaboration with University of Connecticut regarding shellfishing in the Long Island Sound. read more...

Zoo Educator Brings Live Animals to Greenwich Point

On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park will host Jim Knox, zoologist and curator of education at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, along with a few live animals from the zoo. At 2 and again at 2:35 p.m., Knox will explore the international state of biodiversity and profile the zoo’s work with Species Survival Plans in Connecticut and beyond. Knox’s message of hope will be underscored by appearances by live animal ambassadors from the zoo including a recovered endangered species and a rescue animal ambassador. read more...

‘Diversity of Wild Bees’ is Topic of Presentation

The Bruce Museum Seaside Center will kick off the Fred Elser First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center Series this summer on July 1 from 1:30 to 4 p.m., at the Innis Arden Cottage in Greenwich Point Park. Family activities throughout the afternoon will focus on native bees. At 2 p.m., Nick Dorian, a first-year PhD student at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., will talk about “Everything except Honey: The Diversity of Wild Bees.” read more...