Curiosities lecture

- posted Mar, 13 2013

STORRS- The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, presents “Connecticut Couriosities,” a lecture by UConn Home and Garden Education Center’s Joan Allen. The lecture will be held in the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History on the UConn Storrs Campus, Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m. What is that weird stuff growing on my plants? Why do fireflies flicker light? What made my carrots grow with a bunch of twisted points? Why does that bug have horns? Whether found beneath the soil or soaring in the air, all kinds of living organisms found in Connecticut have adapted special characteristics allowing them to survive in Southern New England. From strange looking trees and Connecticut’s only lizard to recent invasive species, explore an array of Connecticut’s unique living things and their odd characteristics with Joan Allen, Assistant Extension Educator at the UConn Home & Garden Education Center. This program is open to adults and children ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free and advanced registration is not required. To contact the museum, visit or call 860-486-4460.

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