Earth Day: How-To Festival

Thu Apr 22, 2021
Various times
All ages

The Staten Island Museum offers up a virtual version of its annual Earth Day: How-To Festival. Local experts, enthusiasts, and hobbyists share their particular passions, ranging from activities that require specialized skills to those anyone can do.

How-To Festival Lineup:

  • Cooper Keane (Amateur Lepidopterist) How to help monarch butterfly migration
  • Yemi Amu (Founder and Farm Manager, Oko Farms Aquaponics) How to grow food from food
  • Tattfoo Tan (Artist) How to make paint from minerals
  • Sarah Blas (Founder, Staten Island Therapeutic Gardens) How to cultivate community growth through gardening
  • Tony Rose (Director, Natural Resources Protective Association) How to put a kayak to sea... and come back and How to talk to a living fossil
  • Cliff Hagen (President, Protectors of Pine Oak Woods) How to attract attractive birds
  • Staten Island Urban Center How to alkaline water
  • Jenna Otero and Annabel Posimato (NYC Regional Environmental Educator, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation) How to make a pollinator-friendly outdoor space
  • Christopher Rommel, Environmental Educator, Staten Island Greenbelt How to use a Baseplate Compass
  • Colleen Evans (Director of Natural Science Interpretation and Collections, Staten Island Museum) How to press a plant and start an herbaria at home
  • Ashley Gary (Science communicator) How to follow your dreams of becoming a science communicator
  • Ciara Scully (Regional Environmental Educator at New York State Parks) How to start a Nature Journal
  • Aly Stoffo, Environmental Communicator Staten Island Weed, or Medicinal plant? How to Identify and Use!
  • Kwynn Hogan, Environmentalist, Advocate, & Educator (IG: @kwynn.hgn) Eat the Weeds: How To Forage In Your Backyard
  • Lenny Librizzi (Beekeeper and Community Gardener) What Tree is That? How to Identify Five of My Favorite Trees.
  • Franco Paolino How to Hike Staten Island
  • Cait Field (Manager for Science & Research Development , Freshkills Park Alliance) How to observe animals like a scientist
  • Wambui Ippolito (Horticulturist) How to cold stratify seeds for spring planting
  • Cristian Gilces (GrowNYC) How to choose the right houseplant for your home
** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
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