Gardening for Pollinators in NYC: A Teacher Workshop
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join NYC Eco-Schools, Kerissa Fuccillo of the Community Greenways Collaborative / New York Phenology Project, and Gateway National Recreation Area staff for an exciting workshop at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge: "Gardening for Pollinators in NYC."
This workshop will explore the following topics: What are pollinators? Why are they important? Why are they in trouble? How can we help them? You will learn to identify species of native pollinators and pollinator-host plants, understand how climate change is impacting plant-pollinator interactions, how to build a native plant/pollinator garden in your school using NWF’s standards-aligned Schoolyard Habitats® program, set up phenology trails and use citizen science to monitor native pollinators with your students.
This workshop is capped at 21 people and is an introduction to the "Growing a Wild Brooklyn and Queens" program, being piloted by the workshop leaders.
A $10 fee will be collected to help pay for materials.
Attendees must provide their own food, drinks, and transportation to and from the Refuge.
When & Where
National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA
National Wildlife Federation (NWF), publisher of the award-winning Ranger Rick magazines, is the U.S. host of the international Eco-Schools program, now in 60 countries. NWF Eco-Schools USA is a free K-12 program that can help schools reduce waste, conserve resources, increase environmental awareness, enhance student academic achievement and save money. The NYC Eco-Schools program was launched in 2012; there are now more than 230 registered Eco-Schools across the five boroughs of NYC. To register your school, go to www.eco-schoolsusa.org and click on "Join for Free." Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/nycecoschools. Post your school greening project at www.ioby.org/nycecoschools.