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
Growing a Wild NYC is a year-long program that enlists the help of NYC public school students to restore pollinator habitat in New York City while teaching them about their environment (www.growingwildnyc.org). “Wild” is a collaboration between the National Park Service/Gateway National Recreation Area, the National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA, the Greenbelt Native Plant Center, the NYC Department of Education, The Battery Conservancy, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), Groundwork Hudson Valley and the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative.