Earth Day Celebration: How-To Festival

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Info
Free with museum admission
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All ages

The Museum transforms into a giant interactive science fair celebrating the community’s know-how with hands-on workshops, drop-in presentations, and scheduled lectures fun for all ages. Local experts, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals share their particular passions, ranging from activities that require highly specialized skills to those anyone can do.

Ongoing Workshops (drop-in anytime)

12-4pm - How to make the most successful seed starting mix (with Natalie Nowlen, NYC Compost Project)
12-4pm - How to transform recycled bottles into planters (with Deborah Adewale, MakerSpace)
12-2pm - How to grow plants without soil (with Yemi Amu, Oko Farms)
12-4pm - How to be a butterfly whisperer (with Cooper Keane)
12-4pm - Earth Day Selfie Booth #EarthDaySI
12-4pm - How to press flowers in the Victorian tradition (with Shayna Vercillo)
12-4pm - How to make use of unexpected and familiar herbs (with Skye Suter)

Scheduled Presentations

12pm - How to keep bees (with Lenny Librizzi)
12pm - How to conduct a mini bio blitz (with Clay Wollney)
1pm - How to provide a home for rare grassland birds with reclaimed habitat (with Cait Field, Freshkills Park)
2pm - How to grow mushrooms at home (with Louis Vassar Semanchik)
3pm - How to identify rocks and minerals in your own backyard (with Steve Okulewicz)

Don’t miss the Native Plant Giveaways with the Greenbelt Native Plant Center and of course, plenty of plant-based refreshments!


Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace Building A
10301 Staten Island , NY
Phone: 718-727-1135
40° 38' 37.77" N, 74° 6' 6.9372" W
New York