This is the web page for all things relating to birds at UConn. If you are looking for information on people studying birds, classes about birds, or just places to go birding, this should be the place to look. If you are a student, then we'd encourage you to join the UConn Birding Club, which is an official chapter of the International Collegiate Ornithological Network. Information about the club and its activities can be found on Facebook here.
For questions/comments about the site, contact Chris Elphick.
Upcoming UConn Events
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs CampusBPB 131
"The evolution and development of the land plant body plan: a tale told by lycophytes and ferns"
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
OtherKeeler Tavern, 132 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Ninety-seven percent of the history of Connecticut occurred prior to the arrival of Europeans, yet this period is only cursorily covered in the stateâs secondary school curriculum. In fact, Connecticut provides an important laboratory for the global study of human adaptation to changing social and natural environments. Five key topics stand out that everyone in Connecticut should understand about its deep past. These are: 1) the colonization of an uninhabited Ice Age landscape, 2) adaptation to post-glacial habitats, 3) the development of formalized exchange networks, 4) strategies for feeding a growing population, and 5) the development of politically complex societies. An examination of these topics indicates that the archaeology of the state provides fertile ground for understanding not only Native American life-ways of the past, but the social, economic and political challenges shared by many societies around the globe.
Location: 472 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storrs CampusBiology/Physics Building, Room 130, UConn, Storrs
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn presents âMorning Tea with Mr. Darwin: Faith, Religion, and Science.â The lecture will be held on Saturday, March 24, 10 am at the Biology/Physics Building, Room 130, UConn.
Religious faith was frequently on Darwinâs mind. Both he and his wife Emma were raised in free-thinking Unitarian families. Charles studied for a life as a clergyman, but his allegiance to the 39 principles of the Anglican church was never strong. He had difficulty accepting the idea of eternal punishment for sins and his developing ideas about natural selection increasingly challenged his faith. To the end of his life he was tormented by the distance between his lack of faith and Emmaâs fear that they would not be reunited after death. His discoveries about evolution caused a ferment in the established church at the time, but, not long after his death, Anglicans reconciled their beliefs with his theories. This presentation will discuss Darwinâs personal struggles with religious faith and the religious context in which his work developed. Join us for this exploration of Darwinâs world. Mr. Darwin will be portrayed by professor Kenneth Noll of UConnâs Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.
This program is free and advanced registration is not required. To contact the Museum, visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860-486-4460.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OtherWebinar Register at http://s.uconn.edu/march28brownfields
CEDAS Academy Webinar
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
REGISTER TODAY at http://s.uconn.edu/march28brownfields
This webinar - this first in the 2018 CEDAS Academy - examines the state of brownfield redevelopment in Connecticut, outlining programs and policies designed to support economic development professionals at all stages of the process.
Speakers will discuss challenges they have experienced, citing examples from specific projects across the state, and how they were addressed to lead to successful outcomes.
Arthur Bogan, President, Connecticut Brownfield Land Bank, Inc.
Dale Kroop,Director, Economic Development Focused Business Retention, Attraction and Redevelopment, with the City of Hamden.
Thacher Tiffany, Director of Development at Beacon Communities in Boston who will discuss his work on the Montgomery Mill site in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Attend this webinar to learn:
The status of brownfield redevelopment in Connecticut as well as resources, programs and policies that your community can use to get started.
Lessons learned from other communities in working through financial and physical aspects of brownfield redevelopment.
Avoiding challenges and pitfalls often encountered in Connecticutâs communities.
COA birding events calendar
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