Curious about the hidden gems in NYC waterways? In this session we’ll explore the saltmarshes of NYC & the organisms that them home!

About this event

Salt Marshes of New York City with NYC Parks!

A Mini-workshop at The Greenbelt Native Plant Center

Dates: April 30, 2022 | 1:00-3:00pm. Meets in-person at Greenbelt Native Plant Center, 3808 Victory Blvd., Staten Island.

About the Mini-Workshop

Are you curious about the hidden gems within our waters in NYC? In this session, we’ll be talking about the saltmarshes of NYC, the organisms that call it home, and how a local road raising project within a Staten Island saltmarsh will make it easier for wildlife to move across its habitats. After a presentation, we will head into the nearby saltmarsh and give you a chance to learn firsthand about fish and to try out some of the methods we use in our work.

This workshop also coincides with the City Nature Challenge, an annual bioblitz-style community science event to find and document urban biodiversity, so workshop participants can learn how to contribute to the City Nature Challenge using the app iNaturalist. Option following the workshop to take a tour of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center, a 13-acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank complex run by the NYC Parks department.

STEM in the City Spring 2022 is a a (mostly) FREE In-person series for teachers! This spring STEMteachersNYC and the NYC STEM Education Network are coordinating a series of free indoor and outdoor in-person gatherings for K12 STEM teachers across the five boroughs. Get together and have some STEM fun! Try something new, connect with or tour one of the amazing STEM nonprofits in our city, and take some new inspiration and resources back to your classroom!

Cost: FREE (Very limited # of tickets!)