We've been lucky enough to have some great intern talent here at the Bruce this summer. Come meet one of our science interns, and take a look at what she was working on!Read More
In the Triassic Period, Connecticut was home to all sorts of giant reptiles. Now, one of those reptiles is making the Bruce Museum its home. It will be the star of our upcoming exhibit: Last Days of Pangaea. But first? We have to put it together!Read More
Corpse flower blooms are very rare. Since its discovery in 1889, there have only been 157 documented blooms around the world! That makes this month, with its four simultaneous corpse flower blooms across the United States, a real rarity. Forget Planet X, could these flowers be a sign of the impending apocalypse? Hint: No, probably not.Read More
The days of the most iconic tree in the American Southwest may be numbered.
Joshua trees are found almost exclusively in the Mojave Desert between 1,300 – 5,900 feet in elevation. They can only thrive under certain conditions, and those conditions are being threatened by climate change. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in Joshua Tree National Park, a 1234 square mile patch of protected desert in California where their namesake is being threatened.Read More
It turns out that humans aren't the only animals that practice altruism. One of the most altruistic organisms may be one of the most unexpected: The "creepy," often maligned vampire bat. Vampire bats live in colonies that can number in the thousands and within those colonies, they have fascinatingly complex social behaviors. It's a good thing that they do, too. Being a vampire bat is a tough life, and many would die without a little help from their friendly neighborhood "soup kitchens!"Read More
This past Sunday I was invited to join a few colleagues in the field to view North American wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta). The wood turtle is one of the most enigmatic turtles in the US and also one of the most threatened.Read More
Humans are causing a massive shift in the ecology of the Earth. We have caused the extinction of many species, but we are also causing the formation of new ones. Some of these new species benefit us. Some do not. Nevertheless, they cannot be discounted when considering humanity’s global impact.Read More
Summer has arrived and here at the Bruce, we're excited to be launching an all new summer series, Science on the Silver Screen. Come join us in July and August for three Sunday afternoons of movies, refreshments, and science!
Jurassic Park: July 17, 2016. 1:30-4:30 PM
The Martian: July 31, 2016. 1:30-4:30 PM
Jaws: August 28, 2016. 1:30-4:30 PM
If you'd like to join us, please contact me at email@example.com or by phone at (203) 413-6747.Read More