Join us this fall here at the Coastal Center as conservation and wildlife experts come in to share with you their knowledge on an array of topics. Pre-registration is required for all programs. No fee, but donations are encouraged and appreciated.
Connecticut Amphibians - Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00 PM
Gregory Watkins-Colwell, collections manager of Herpetology and Ichthyology at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, will discuss Connecticut’s diverse frogs, toads, and salamanders, how they can be used to gauge the environmental health of an area, and shed light on the decline of many amphibian species worldwide. This presentation features live animals.
Mountain Lions - Wednesday, November 16th, 7:00 PM
Noted mountain lion authority Bill Betty will present a natural history of the cats, discuss human effects on population, and recent sightings in the Northeast, including here in Milford. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an interesting evening! Seating is limited. Please call to pre-register.
Shellfishing - Wednesday, November 30th, 7:00 PM
Aquaculture, or the farming of aquatic plants and animals, can reduce human impact on local aquatic ecosystems while providing economic benefits in coastal areas. Join David Carey, Director of the Bureau of Aquaculture in Connecticut, to explore Milford’s recreational shellfish opportunities and the history of Connecticut’s thriving commercial shellfishing industry.
Conserving Our Forest Birds - Wednesday, December 14th, 7:00 PM
Over the past 35 years, Connecticut forest cover has declined more than 13%, the steepest loss of any state in New England. Join us for a presentation by Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation for Connecticut Audubon Society. He will discuss how and why this is happening, its effect on our forest birds, and what is being done to conserve our forests.