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Lecture: Long Ago and Far Away: Three “Summers” on a Remote Antarctic Island

Fairfield University Art Museum Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room and streaming on the quicklive.com<https://quicklive.com> “One of the most unique experiences in my life – three austral summers on a small island off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula – opened my eyes and mind to a future in science that would have never emerged without my time on Seal Island.” Brian Walker, PhD Brian Walker, PhD is Professor of Biology at Fairfield University. He studies how Magellanic penguins (a small species…

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March 14, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Fairfield University Art Museum
Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room and streaming on the quicklive.com<https://quicklive.com>
“One of the most unique experiences in my life – three austral summers on a small island off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula – opened my eyes and mind to a future in science that would have never emerged without my time on Seal Island.” Brian Walker, PhD
Brian Walker, PhD is Professor of Biology at Fairfield University. He studies how Magellanic penguins (a small species native to South America) respond to stress and changes in their environment. In his lecture, entitled “Long Ago and Far Away: Three “Summers” on a Remote Antarctic Island,” Dr. Walker discusses his early career as a graduate student and early-career researcher.
His lecture is presented in conjunction with Helen Glazer: Walking in Antarctica (Bellarmine Hall Galleries, February 2–March 16). Learn more about that exhibition here<https://www.fairfield.edu/museum/walking-in-antarctica/>.

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Junior WILD! Keepers: Spring Session 1

Ages 11 – 13 Heckscher WILD! Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. The Junior WILD! Keepers program gives participants hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals. After completing the class, participants will then choose a day for more in-depth training with our animal care staff. Upon successful completion of both the class and training, participants will then be eligible to volunteer with the…

Heckscher WILD!, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

Storytime: The Color Tree

Price: Included with admission  Join us for a reading of our story of the month which relates to the Kid’s Art Workshop that follows each story time. This month, The Color Tree by Denise Bennett Minnerly. The Color Tree is a magical fantasy for young readers, in which lessons of color and color mixing are being taught. A little boy coming upon a colorless landscape realizes the world needs color and begins throwing magical apples at everything in sight. With…

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

Kids Art Workshop: 3D Foam Painting

Child $10 | Adults $5 | Children 5 and Under $5 A Museum Educator leads arts activities that tie into the exhibitions on view, the featured story of the month, artists in our collections or the seasons! Register Here *Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult for the duration of the program. Sponsored by American Savings Foundation and NEST Reinvestment Grant Program.

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

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