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Earth Day How-To Fest


Join us online for this city-wide skill-share celebrating Earth Day. Enjoy a robust collection of video tutorials and presentations by local experts, enthusiasts, and professionals. This virtual science fair features a range of activities for all ages and skill levels. Celebrate our community’s know-how, learn something new, and help protect the only world we have.

Explore last year’s Earth Day How-To Fest!

2021 Lineup

How to Help Monarch Butterfly Migration
Cooper Keane (Amateur Lepidopterist)

How to Grow Food from Food
Yemi Amu (Founder and Farm Manager, Oko Farms Aquaponics)

How to Make Mineral Pigment
Tattfoo Tan (Artist)

Sarah Blas (Founder, Staten Island Therapeutic Gardens)

How to Put a Kayak to Sea … and Come Back
Tony Rose (Director, Natural Resources Protective Association)

How to Feed and Care for Horseshoe Crabs
Tony Rose (Director, Natural Resources Protective Association)

How to Attract Attractive Birds
Cliff Hagen (President, Protectors of Pine Oak Woods)

Staten Island Urban Center

How to Make a Pollinator-friendly Outdoor Space
Annabel Posimato (NYC Regional Environmental Educator, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation)

How to Use a Baseplate Compass
Greenbelt Nature Center – Christopher Rommel, Environmental Educator

How to Press a Plant and Start an Herbaria at Home
Colleen Evans (Director of Natural Science Interpretation and Collections, Staten Island Museum)

How to Follow Your Dreams of Becoming a Science Communicator
Ashley Gary (Science communicator, @thewildlifehost)

How to Start a Nature Journal
Ciara Scully (Regional Environmental Educator at New York State Parks,  Shirley Chisholm State Park Environmental Education Team)

Staten Island Weed, or Medicinal plant? How to Identify and Use!
Aly Stoffo, Environmental Communicator (@glamgardenernyc)

Eat the Weeds: How To Forage In Your Backyard
Kwynn Hogan, Environmentalist, Advocate, & Educator (@kwynn.hgn)

What Tree is That? How to Identify Five of My Favorite Trees.
Lenny Librizzi (Beekeeper and Community Gardener)

How to Hike Staten Island
Franco Paolino (@wildstatenisland)

How to Observe Animals Like a Scientist
Cait Field (Manager for Science & Research Development , Freshkills Park Alliance)

How to Cold Stratify Seeds for Spring Planting
Wambui Ippolito (Horticulturist)

How to Choose the Right Houseplant for Your Home
Cristian Gilces (GrowNYC)

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Thursday, April 22




Free / Donations welcome