Monday, November 23, 2009

Slimy? Hurray!

NEW HAVEN - Yale Peabody Museum's Gregory Watkins-Colwell will present "Hot Cocoa/Cool Science: Monitoring Toads, Frogs and Salamanders in Connecticut," from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.
The all-ages program will examine the species diversity and distributions of the state's amphibians.

Live critters will be part of the program, and hot cocoa will be served.

Watkins-Colwell is senior museum assistant for Vertebrate Zoology at the Peabody Museum. In his research about the ecology and evolutionary biology of lizards, he has pursued field work in New Caledonia and China as well as in several states. Watkins-Colwell helps to coordinate the Connecticut Amphibian Monitoring Project, a 15-year study of species diversity and distributions of our state's amphibians. The Hot Cocoa/Cool Science series is a joint project of the Library and Yale University to bring cutting edge science to the general public.

The program and parking are free. Register at or call (203) 946-8835.

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