SPECIAL EVENT

to launch our Water Science Workshops with the Whitney Water Center:

Arrive at CELC in Branford at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, 28 November for an exciting presentation when Brett Leckey, a 10-year old who initiated his own project devoted to LifeStraw®, will speak about his fundraising efforts to better peoples’ lives throughout the world.  The first Water Science Class will then commence from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  This special event is open to the public.

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Admission cost is a donation toward Ucan2’s Life Straw Project.

Recommended for

ages 9 and up.

Contact us at [email protected]

or call 203-215-2317 to register and for more information.

 See you all on Monday, 28 November starting at

12:30 p.m. at 28 School Street ( 2nd floor, Suite G), Branford, CT.

See below for a list of all classes:

Monday, 28 November 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 28 School Street in Branford:  WISE WATER WAYS – Students will learn how much water a dripping faucet can waste every day and easy ways to conserve water at home and beyond.  **Special presentation begins at 12:30 p.m.**

Monday, 12 December 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 945 Whitney Avenue in Hamden: RETURNING RAINDROP – Students will explore the water cycle by building their own terrariums in clear two-liter soda bottles. You provide the bottles; we’ll provide everything else.  Students need prior knowledge of the water cycle.

Monday, 9 January 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 945 Whitney Avenue in Hamden: MAGIC OF MICROSCOPY – What are some of the smallest things that live in the Mill River? Students will learn the basic parts of a microscope and look at and identify some of the smallest plants and animals in the food chain.  Based on their ?ndings, they will try to determine if the water is healthy.  ** Special lunch gathering/presentation**  Peter Cleary, Communications Director with Vestergaard Frandsen, Incorporated – the company that created LifeStraw® – will visit CELC at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and to speak with students and families about its work to save lives.

Monday, 6 February 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 28 School Street in Branford: INVASION OF THE ALIENS – What are invasive alien species, and why should we care about them? Using zebra mussels and purple loosestrife as examples, students will learn about the problems that invasive, non-native species can cause.

Monday, 12 March 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 28 School Street in Branford: MACROINVERTEBRATE MESSAGES – Benthic macroinvertebrates are small critters that live on the bottom of a stream. Students will find out how scientists use macroinvertebrates to assess the health and water quality of a stream.