EASTON, Conn. – “Connecticut has been in the middle of earth history as the dinosaur evolved and glaciers came and went,” said Brendan Hanrahan, publisher of guidebooks on Connecticut natural history, who will discuss the state’s natural wonders Jan. 12 at the Easton Public Library.
The program, which begins at 2 p.m. “draws on what I learned speaking with experts about the natural and cultural history of Connecticut and will include slides and animations,” Hanrahan said.
His presentation will focus on Connecticut residents who made important discoveries that shed light on natural history, including Benjamin Silliman, who in the early 1800s “began making discoveries about local rocks that were the beginning of the modern understanding of how the earth functions,” Hanrahan said.
“We’re a small state, which makes Connecticut a great place to explore nature and the history of environmental science,” he said. “People really enjoy it because it’s all local and covers things people don’t know about even though they've lived their entire lives here.”
“Exploring Connecticut’s Natural Wonders" is sponsored by the Easton Historical Society. It takes place in the Easton Library’s Community Room, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. Admission is free.