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Is Staten Island the real emerald city? Join geologist Yesenia Arroyo to learn more about the unique greenish rock known as serpentinite. This metamorphic rock underlies a large part of this borough and helps makes up the highest elevation of any natural feature in NYC. In fact, it is the highest point on the US eastern seaboard south of Maine.
Yesenia Arroyo is a geologist, host of the YouTube series “Y’all Need Science”, and fab lab instructor at the Melrose Center in Orlando, Florida. Yesenia loves to teach STEM classes in informal education settings, like museums and libraries. They are enthusiastic about making science accessible for everyone by focusing on big science concepts that they believe everyone knows intuitively.