Finding Our Way - WCSU STEM


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For K-12 Graders & Their Families

A year-long hands-on learning program that gets students involved in the environmental sciences of their surroundings and fosters lifelong interest in protecting our environment.


2017-18 Stewardship Award Winners Announced!

Watch our Summer Experience 2018 here!


SKYWARN: Get Trained To Be An Official Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service

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Tuesday, September 18, 6 – 9 pm,

Midtown Campus Center, 181 White Street.

Pre-registration required. Register now! Click here for more info.


Seventh Tri-State Weather Conference

September 29, 2018 8:00am-5:00pm

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Save the Date: October 07, 2018

2018 Connecticut Bird Atlas Volunteer Appreciation Fall Get Together

Connecticut Bird Atlas Volunteer Appreciation Fall Get Together Oct 7, 2018 from 12 to 3 PM at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Pavilion 4.

We will: give updates of the Atlas Project, data, trends and stats; present the winter survey protocol; and present awards and door prizes. Refreshments will be served.  Stay tuned for more announcments


More events, WCSU

We encourage you to attend Western Connecticut State University events open to the public. Click on the links below for more information.

University Events: September and October 2018
















































































































































2018-19 Schedule

Next Finding Our Way Family Science Saturday, October 6, from 9-12 at the Science Building. 

All must attend.


View Family Science Saturday Picture here: February 3rd!

View Family Science Saturday Pictures here: March 24th!

Together we can work together to end plastic pollution!

Recommended Read- A Long Walk to Water!

A Long Walk to Water is based on a true story and is a New York Times bestseller. Read more here!


Applications Open for Natural Resources Conservation Academy


The NRCA engages high school students, conservation volunteers, and teachers in environmental ed and service learning programming, and participants execute a long term conservation project in their own towns throughout Connecticut. Learn more at or see these fun videos on our Conservation Ambassador Program and Conservation Training Partnerships Program.


Shout-out to Nurse Zulma Colon-Danielsen!

The Finding Our Way team thanks Nurse Colon-Danielsen for her leadership before, during, and after the Wallops Island trip. She took care of so many things, from getting all the medical forms properly filled out and accounted, to professionally attending to medical needs during the trip, and even bringing along some delicious snacks. Thanks to her volunteer efforts, our Wallops adventure was even nicer.


Our 2017 overnight field trip to Wallops Island, VA was a huge success

We visited the NASA Space Flight Center, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s satellite station, Chincoteague National Wildlife Reserve and Dover Air Force Base and the Air Mobility Command Museum. We met scientists,…more information.


See Finding Our Way Summer Experience 2017

Check out our awesome video. Click here!

Summer activities 2018 schedule