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Earth Day How-To Fest
Thursday, April 22, 2021
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.
The event is free, donations are welcome.
Welcome to the 2021 Earth Day How-To Festival
Supported by National Grid
How to Help Monarch Butterfly Migration
Cooper Keane (Amateur Lepidopterist)
How to Make Mineral Pigment
Tattfoo Tan (Artist)
How To Cultivate Community Growth Through Gardening
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 Attract Attractive Birds
Cliff Hagen (President, Protectors of Pine Oak Woods)
How To Alkalize Your Water
Staten Island Urban Center – Landfill Fashionistas
How to Make a Pollinator-friendly Outdoor Space
Jenna Otero and 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)
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)
Explore last year’s Earth Day How-To Fest!