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Transformations at SoundWaters

In 2014, we were lucky to take in Diamondback Terrapins being smuggled out of the country. When they were just babies, about the size of a quarter, housing was relatively easy. Now, they are approximately the size of your palm, which means…

Educators become students for the day!

Today, at the 7th annual Regional Environmental Educator Day, our education team is enjoying a day of workshops designed to share ideas, network with other educators, and learn new approaches and techniques to help us enhance the work we do…

Our Youngest Students Meet a Special Guest!

Students at Franklin Commons Childcare Learning Center had the pleasure of meeting our largest juvenile terrapin! Q had a great time teaching the students all about her unique features and showing off her surprising speed. The students anxiously…

Watershed wonders in middle school

The 6th graders of Dolan Middle School completed their watershed study with SoundWaters by testing water quality and determining the pH of common items that can end up in our waterways.  These students used a red cabbage indicator to test substances…

Stamford 6th Grade In School

What a way to welcome back Rippowam 6th graders with a visit from SoundWaters!  Yesterday we started the new year off right with our watershed study and experiments in the classroom.

What does it take to teach about 200, 6th grade students in one day? ALL THIS!!!

SoundWaters begins 2017 with all the 6th graders from Rippowam middle school.  We are so excited to bring all this equipment into the classroom to help the students with hands-on learning about their watershed.  Check back to see what experiments…

Happy New Year!

From all of us here at SoundWaters, we hope you have a happy New Year! Look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Stamford's youngest scientists are hard at work!

Our SoundKids preschool students have been learning so much these past few weeks! Every day, they meet a new animal from Long Island Sound, make a craft that reflects what they've discovered about that animal, and play fun science games to hone…

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from everyone at SoundWaters! We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.

2016 land based programming comes to a close...

This week SoundWaters finished a fantastic fall of programming with the 1st and 3rd grade students from the Stamford and Norwalk public school systems.  We wish everyone a great holiday break and can't wait to see more students in January!

Terrapin Times - Week of December 16

Love the Terrapins? Join the fan club! Give us your email to receive the weekly Terrapin Times.  Read stories of their recent adventures, get updates on their growth and health, and get terrapin facts. Read this week’s update below and sign…

SoundGeneration Tours WWE Production Studios

This past Thursday SoundGeneration, SoundWaters High School Interns, toured the WWE Production Studios. A huge thank you to WWE, it was a great opportunity for our interns to learn about the T.V. production process and different career options!…

SoundWaters is in search of Sailing Instructors for Summer 2017

It's never too early to start looking for summer positions!  We are in search of Sailing Instructors for our Camp SoundWaters 2017 season.  Please contact our Waterfront Director Nick Sotire (nsotire@soundwaters.org) if interested.

Two years of terrapins!

Two years ago this Saturday, SoundWaters received a special holiday gift - 22 rescued baby diamondback terrapins! Since then, they have grown, thrived, and started a career as education animals. Soon, they'll be moving to a new and improved…

Interns Monitor the Sound!

As part of our high school internship program, SoundGeneration, our interns are helping to monitor the health of the Long Island Sound. By taking water quality measurements at two different locations, our interns are able to draw conclusions…

What is an adaptation?

During their in-school program with SoundWaters, the third graders of Newfield Elementary school learned all about the physical and behavioral adaptions of the Long Island Sound Creatures. Did you know that a horseshoe crab uses it's telson…

Terrapin Times - Week of December 2

Love the Terrapins? Join the fan club! Give us your email to receive the weekly Terrapin Times.  Read stories of their recent adventures, get updates on their growth and health, and get terrapin facts. Read this week’s update below and sign…

The maiden voyages of the home school ROVs!

After five weeks of hard work engineering, building, and troubleshooting, our home school group launched their their ROVs (aka Remote Operated Vehicles) today! These vehicles are capable of maneuvering through the water and diving to explore…

SoundKids is Back in Action!

SoundKids is back in full swing! Our Educators visit the Childcare Learning Centers of Stamford to teach their students all about science and the animals of the Long Island Sound. Children get to experience a different animal, science activity…

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