Science Sunday: Get the Dirt on Soils
Celebrate the International Year of Soils by learning how Connecticut's past, present, and future are shaped by its soils.
Join us as Consulting Conservation Scientist Kip Kolesinskas walks us through the world beneath our feet. Connecticut is home to a rich diversity of soil resources which impact our state in various ways from land use patterns to forest vegetation. Learn how the use and management of our soil resources will shape our future environment and economy.
This is an indoor presentation followed by a short walk to explore the soils, land use history, and vegetation of Highlawn Forest adjecent to CFPA Headquarters. Inclement weather may keep us indoors for a longer talk with an exploration of samples. Dress comfortably and in layers for indoor/outdoor learning.
Science Sunday is a free education series sponsored by Connecticut Forest & Park Association. Learn from professional scientists and naturalists as we delve into the science of the natural world. We may explore forest insects, migratory birds, wildlife habitat, forest ecology, and more. Following the indoor presentation, Science Sunday presenters will lead us outside on the adjoining Highlawn Forest to apply our new-found knowledge (weather permitting). Topics and guest presenters change, so we invite you to join us for a variety of scientific topics.