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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.

NYC Compost Project Food Scrap Drop-Off Program

This video highlights the importance of food scrap drop-off sites, showcasing a Bronx community compost location and demonstrating how you can participate.

Reduce, Reuse, Revitalize!

Tiffany Gomez is a Bronx-based sustainable artist, designer and founder of Gomez Design Studio. In this video, she’ll guide you through a DIY garden-related craft project, creating a small planter pot using recycled paper and reclaimed materials.

Explainer Story Hour:
In a Garden

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!

Project Rondônia, an Update

Check out coverage from 2019 and get an update from Amazonian expert Douglas Daly, Ph.D., who was the ground with local collaborators in Rondônia, the eye of the firestorm in the Brazilian Amazon that caused devastating forest loss.

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!


Pressed sunflower herbarium image, with bright yellow pressed flower and large green leaves pressed next to the yellow flower.

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

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NYBG Science Around the World

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

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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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