University hosts environmental science program for middle school students

Farm River State Park in East Haven
Farm River State Park in East Haven

July 23, 2013 - The Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning hosted a pilot program designed to give nine middle school students from throughout Connecticut the opportunity to develop a better understanding of environmental science.

The students used instruments to compare animal and plant life on two salt marshes between 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, at Farm River State Park in East Haven as part of the center's Summer Middle-school Opportunity for Research in Environmental Science. They finished their analysis on Thursday, July 25, and prepared presentations that they delivered on Friday, July 26. The students' data and analysis will be shared with the state.

The students are from the following communities: Derby, Fairfield, Hamden, New Haven, New London, Orange, Trumbull and Waterbury.