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Earth Day Celebration: Seeds and Soil

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 1:00 pm4:00 pm


Saturday, April 30, 2022
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Special Instructions
Registration recommended

$10 Adults/$5 Children/Free for Members
(includes museum admission)

Explore the ground below and world above with activities and presentations in art, science, and history.

Get your hands dirty with activities for all ages, learn something new, and help protect the only world we have!

Workshops and Presentations

Seed Engraving
Explore the wondrous stories of seeds and seed-savers with artist Sergey Jivetin, who will memorialize these stories by engraving seeds using specially-designed cutting tools under magnification. (Check out the video below)

Furrow from Digi Ranch on Vimeo.

Underground Sounds
Listen the ground beneath your feet! Artist Nikki Lindt recorded underground and underwater sounds in several locations in Staten Island!

Seed Paper
Plant wildflowers using recycled materials with teaching artist Jenya Frid

Clay Garden Markers
Make reusable garden markers to remind you what you planted where with teaching artist Janet Gonzalez

Seed Packets
Design the covers to your own seed packets and take home wildflower seeds for planting with teaching artist Pauline Velez-Romano

Birding by Ear
Listen to the sounds of spring and learn how to identify what you hear with the Greenbelt Nature Center

Test Your Garden Soil
Bring a sample of your garden soil and learn what will grow best with expert gardener Lenny Librizzi

Learn how to support and promote pollinator activity with Cooper Keane and the Mobile Monarch Museum

Tour Magicicada with Colleen Evans, Director of Natural Science, and take a closer look at some of the smallest details in this exhibition with a scavenger hunt

Connect to community science projects with help from New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Explore the benefits of native plants with the Native Plant Society of Staten Island

Earth Day Celebration: Seeds and Soil has been made possible with generous support provided by National Grid.

Three people inside the museum planting seeds in a cup.

Earth Day Festival, 2019