Finding Our Way - WCSU STEM


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Finding Our Way was a hands-on learning program that gets students involved in the environmental sciences of their surroundings and fosters lifelong interest in protecting our environment. Offered for K-12 Graders & Their Families which ran from Summer 2016 through June 2019. 


2018-19 Stewardship Award Winners Announced!

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Congratulations to the seventh-grade students from Danbury and surrounding area schools who are winners of the 2019 NOAA B-WET Stewardship Competition.

Front row, l-r: Joshua Hattar, Diego Soto, Sabrina Serpa-Smith, Marisol Tapia, Juliet Dahlstrom, Joshua Maruffi, Esther Ribiero, Sereen Ammezane and Jake Ledan. (Missing is Matthew Waldron.)

Back row, l-r: Program Assistant Carol Ball; Jonathan Neuhausel, Magnet School Coach, Westside Middle School Academy; Program Director Dr. Dora Pinou; and WCSU Professor of Biology Dr. Hannah Reynolds. (Missing is Carrie Rowe, Science Teacher, Rogers Park Middle School.)



Watch our 2018 Summer Experience here!




Help Restore the Gardens & Riverbank at Oyster Shell Park in Norwalk
Saturday, August 24, 9-11AM
Saturday, August 31, 9-11AM
Help us remove invasives and plant native wildflowers and trees to restore the park’s gardens and the riverbank to prevent erosion and protect the river. Meet at the playground on North Water Street between the Aquarium and the new mall in Norwalk. Bring water, gloves, clippers, and a spade or shovel if possible.  Limited tools are available.

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Keep watching this space for more details about these vital environmental activities as it becomes available!

View photos of our Finding Our Way Family Science  Saturday, March 23, 2019! 

2018-19 Schedule

See what finding our way has offered our students. Learn more about the STEM learning experience and the Finding Our Way program.

More info 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.

Upcoming University Events

Shoutout to Ester Ribeiro has started her stewardship project already!  Wow!

Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program CLOSED

Deadline May 13, 2019

The Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program awards up to $1000 to an artist or group of artists through this competitive funding program…more information.

Our 2018 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.

Watch our video 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.

See Finding Our Way Summer Experience 2017

Check out our awesome video. Click here!

Summer activities 2018 schedule

GBBC eNewsletter

December 2018

2018 Connecticut Bird Atlas  

As of an update from a past event, the Atlas Project data, trends, and stats; present the winter survey protocol!