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Earth Month Celebration

Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021


A Poetry Reading: Happily ever after, The End

National Youth Poet Laureate Meera Dasgupta performs her original work Happily ever after, The End, recorded on the NYBG Wetland Trail in 2020.

NYBG WeDigBio Blitz


April 8 & 9

NYBG is partnering with leading museums, universities, and environmental organizations around the world to engage the public in citizen science!


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The Hand Lens
Petrichor: The Smell of Rain

The pleasant smell of clean air and wet earth after a thunderstorm known as petrichor has long been pursued by scientists and even perfumers for its enduring appeal. A new story on NYBG’s Steere Herbarium blog The Hand Lens explains how the warm, earthy fragrance we experience is produced by bacteria in plants and the soil. Learn More

Close up of hands holding colorful yellow, green and orange food scraps being poured into a bin of more food scraps.

Importance of Compost Sites

Video by April 12

In this video, Pamela Alvarez, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NYC Compost Project, highlights the importance of food scrap drop-off sites, showcasing various Bronx community compost locations and demonstrating how you can participate.

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NYBG Science Around the World

Link by April 15

Learn more about NYBG’s conservation work through this blog post that highlights scientists, their research, and their relationships with communities around the globe.

Project Rondônia, an Update

Video by April 15

In 2019, NYBG scientist and Amazonian expert Douglas Daly, Ph.D., was on the ground with local collaborators in Rondônia, the eye of the firestorm in the Brazilian Amazon that caused devastating forest loss, displaced countless people, and reduced the planet’s capacity to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Check out coverage from 2019 and get an update soon from Dr. Daly, two years later.

Watercolor illustration of book cover from "In a Garden"

Explainer Story Hour: In a Garden

Video by April 19

Join NYBG Teen Explainers for a read-aloud of the book In a Garden by Tim McCanna. After the story, stay tuned for an activity on how to make a recycled seed container and start seeds for Earth Day!

How To Get Your Garden Ready

Learn the basics of sowing seeds, turning in cover crops, incorporating compost, and transplanting in videos shot at one of NYBG’s partner Bronx community farms, Tawqa Farm.

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