Dr. Robbins Barstow, a former CEA employee, turns ninety today. His many contributions to the State of Connecticut are being recognized by Governor Rell and she has proclaimed today, October 24, 2009, Dr. Robbins Barstow day.
Dr. Barstow worked at CEA for thirty-four years as Director of Professional Development. He graduated from Dartmouth and received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut .
Barstow has worked tirelessly in efforts to “Save the Whales” and is the founder of the Connecticut Cetacean Society. He is also an amateur filmmaker whose work was selected to be used in the recently aired PBS documentary, The National Parks. You can watch some of his films here and read about his home movie of a contest-winning family vacation to Disneyland in 1956 here and here. Many of his films are part of the Library of Congress’ collection of historic motion pictures.