Category Archives: education

“We are all here today to talk about a tooth,” Dr. Martin Nweeia, a dentist from Sharon, Conn., said to a captive audience at The Maritime Aquarium Monday night. For more than an hour, he spun tales of his encounters … Continue reading

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by Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist Dr. Daniel Botkin worries that we have too much information about the environment; so much so that we don’t know how to tell which information is valid and – of the information that is … Continue reading

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Family heirlooms come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s something valuable, like an antique piece of jewelry. Other times it’s sentimental, like an infant’s christening outfit. And sometimes it’s a narwhal tusk. A friend of The Maritime Aquarium who … Continue reading

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In December, Jennifer Herring, president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium, announced she will retire in 2014. She has served in that position for 10 of the Aquarium’s 25-year history and, in that time, has come a wealth of unique … Continue reading

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Our seals recognize their trainers and each other, but can they recognize themselves? That’s what Maritime Aquarium intern Alexis Hudson, a senior Marine Biology major at the University of New Haven, wants to find out.

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Give your kids something fun and exciting to talk about when they go back to school after February break! There are still spots available in our February vacation camps for kids ages 6 – 12 and we’ve extended the registration … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist To an adoring Maritime Aquarium audience Thursday night, Fabien Cousteau acknowledged that he had a “very different upbringing.” His adult experiences are pretty different, too. Cousteau’s grandfather was the famous filmmaker/ocean explorer who invented … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist The reptile bug bit Jeff Corwin – kind of literally – when he was 6 years old when he dug through a woodpile on his grandparents’ property and a garter snake latched onto his … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium Carl Safina feels almost religious about nature and the environment and planet Earth. Not religious as in worship or organized religion, he would say, but more a feeling of such passion and … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, publicist of The Maritime Aquarium It’s just after 8 a.m., two hours before The Maritime Aquarium will open its doors to visitors and several school groups on field trips. But much is happening. Members of the animal-husbandry … Continue reading

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