Salamander backgroud Mark Urban




Children's Community School - Waterbury Jessie Rack spoke to a 1st grade class about amphibians and reptiles.

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History - "The Living Mysteries in UConn's Swan Lake" Mark Urban led a group of adventurers exploring aquatic life in UConn's Swan Lake.

Yale Forests - Summer Seminar Series Jonathan Richardson gave a seminar on vernal pool amphibians at the Yale-Myers Forest in Eastford.

Franklin Elementary School Nicole Freidenfelds gave a presentation about forest food webs to 4th graders at the school in North Franklin.

Joshua's Trust Program - "Surviving Winter" Jessie Rack and Michael Hutson (graduate students) and Christine Taylor (undergraduate student) provided demonstrations on wildlife adaptations to winter at the Joshua's Trust land in Windham Center.

Science Fairs

Post-doc Jonathan Richardson judged entries at the 2014 Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair.

Emily Baczyk, a high school student working in our lab, won 2nd place in Life Sciences at the 2013 CT Science & Engineering Fair, qualifying her to represent CT at the 2013 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the top science competition for high school students in the world. For her project, Emily learned how to code in Matlab and developed original theory predicting how food webs will respond to climate change.

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