Community science on the Newtown Creek

On Saturday, April 6, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kingsland Wildflower Green Roof and Community Engagement Center, the Newtown Creek Alliance and other groups will host an afternoon symposium on various Newtown Creek-based projects.

The event will feature a number of presentations, Q&As, discussions and more with speakers. Here is the rundown of events:

  • 12 p.m. – Welcome/Intro
  • 12:30 p.m. – Newtown Creek Water Quality Sampling Program
  • 1:15 p.m. – Newtown Creek Wide Vascular Plant Survey
  • 2 p.m. – Genetic Analysis vs. App Algorithm: How People Make All the Difference
  • 2:45 p.m. – Buggin’ Out at Penny Bridge: Insect Survey at an Overgrown Industrial Site
  • 3:15 p.m. – Explore the roof and these following projects
    • Student Highlights from Newtown Creek Urban Ecology Curriculum
    • Overview of NYC Audubon Wildlife Monitoring
    • Introduction to Urban Soil Contaminants of Concern
  • 3:45 p.m. – Open Studio at Last Frontier NYC

RSVP to this afternoon symposium here.

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