by Paul Bass | Jun 23, 2016 3:52 pm | Comments (2)
The football team would have to play elsewhere. Construction workers would have to keep their distance. Because a rare mama killdeer had settled on the renovated Bowen Field — and wasn’t leaving until her chicks hatched.
Continue reading ‘Mama Bird Claims 50-Yard Line’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 23, 2016 7:10 am
“Who here is interested in science?!”The first question posed to nine students from Common Ground High School this Wednesday was “Who here is interested in science?!”
Continue reading ‘Water: Where Jobs Are’
by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 17, 2016 2:02 pm | Comments (31)
Harry Reddish committed an act of guerrilla gardening — planting okra and kale seeds in a once-verdant Newhallville lot that has lain fallow amid a dispute over land and water rights.
Continue reading ‘Garden-Variety Politics Kills Veggies’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 15, 2016 10:30 am
After months of working with worms and dirt, kindergartens joined in and pretended to be worms themselves.
Continue reading ‘New School Sanctuary Is For The Birds’
by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 15, 2016 7:46 am | Comments (1)
Kate Bradley kept some unusual items stocked in her fridge: thousands of live ladybugs.
Continue reading ‘Ladybugs To The Rescue’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 2, 2016 7:40 am | Comments (3)
Nyasia Mercer said now that Common Ground has a new building able to accommodate a major expansion in students and activities, the school will no longer be a secret to those outside of its grounds.
Continue reading ‘Common Ground Sprouts Green Addition’
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 1, 2016 7:35 am | Comments (2)
Under current regulations, a cheese labelled “natural” could have cellulose in it extracted from ground-up wood, to make the substance stick together.
Continue reading ‘“Natural” Food Labels Targeted’
by Lucy Gellman | May 30, 2016 1:27 pm
The latest broadcasts on WNHH radio debate the efficacy of bike helmets and lycra cycling clothes, reminisce about the city’s now-dwindling jazz scene, explore food insecurity and mental health, and describe how to “upcycle” old clothes.
Continue reading ‘Today On WNHH’
by Paul Bass | May 24, 2016 7:36 am
Sixth-grader Jason Sanchez put a smile on the earth to remind New Haveners to pick up their trash.
Continue reading ‘Next Generation Joins Clean-Up Cause’
by Lucy Gellman | May 23, 2016 7:02 am
Quintaisja Harrison didn’t know a lot about New Haven’s natural environment — or about nonviolent communication and public speaking — until she was in the third grade, and a budding organization called Solar Youth offered to take her on a field trip to West Rock with a few fourth graders from her school. There, members promised, she could experience some of the the city’s native topography and learn about Connecticut’s food chain.
The trip lasted a few hours. By its end, Harrison was hooked, and became a participant in Solar Youth’s education-based programs.
Fourteen years later, she’s still there, working as a volunteer educator to teach kids like her younger brother the same lessons that so enriched her childhood — and helped her become “a better version of Tae, the version that you see standing here today.”
Continue reading ‘Solar Youth Kroons For Dough In Tough Environment’