Finding Our Way - WCSU STEM


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

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Frog Watch USA: Available training lessons on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SNOW DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018

More information on this stewardship opportunity here!

FrogWatch USA Website


Family Science Saturday: March 03, 2018, 9 – 12pm

Our next Family Science Saturday is on March 3rd, a mandatory family session, where we will continue our study of turtle migration and continue with our stewardship initiative. Important meeting lots to discuss…Click here for more dates.


Student Video Contest: Open until February 22, 2018

 Here is a chance to win $500 and have fun over winter break. “Human actions impact the environment”.  Make a video about the impacts of pollution on ecosystems and watersheds.

More information here


Sea Grant Contest: Open until May 07, 2018

The Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program awards up to $1000 to an artist through this competitive funding program. The winning submission will be selected on the basis of its aesthetic quality

More information here


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: February 2017 and March 2018

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 Climate Change lecture open to the public

A fascinating series of lectures about “Climate Change and Human Civilization” starts on Wednesday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in WCSU’s Science Building, room 125. All are invited. The first topic is “Climate and Cyclones,” and will be presented by Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener, known for his lively talks.  Free! Join us!

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 2017 schedule

 Interested? NOAA Experience 2018 TBA soon.


NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest: Sorry you missed it!

Too late to submit, but here is something you might want to consider for next year…more information.Cover of the 2018 calendar along with the text "2018 Marine Debris Calendar".