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Community Science on the Banks of Newtown Creek

Join Newtown Creek Alliance and a number of our academic and community partners for an afternoon symposium featuring presentations on various Newtown Creek based research and monitoring projects. As large-scale cleanup efforts progress on Newtown Creek, a diverse ecology of plants, insects, birds and marine wildlife are slowly returning to this once vibrant waterway. The afternoon will include a series of presentations, with Q&A and discussions amongst speakers and attendees.

Food and drinks provided for attendees. Please RSVP here.


Newtown Creek Water Quality Sampling Program
Dr. Holly Porter-Morgan CUNY LaGuardia, Director of the Environmental Science Program
Willis Elkins Newtown Creek Alliance, Executive Director

Newtown Creek Wide Vascular Plant Survey
Elise Heffernan Hudsonia Ltd., Biologist
Lisa Bloodgood Newtown Creek Alliance, Director of Advocacy & Education

Genetic Analysis vs. App Algorithm: How People Make All the Difference
Dr. Alison Dell St. Francis College, Assistant Professor of Biology

Buggin’ Out at Penny Bridge: Insect Survey at an Overgrown Industrial Site
Alonso Corboda CUNY Brooklyn College, Biology Department
Lisa Bloodgood Newtown Creek Alliance, Director of Advocacy & Education

On Display:

Student Highlights from Newtown Creek Urban Ecology Curriculum
With National Wildlife Federation’s Greenpoint Eco-Schools PS 110, PS 34, PS 31, MS 126

An Introduction to Urban (Soil) Contaminants of Concern
Poster Giveaway

This event is made possible with generous support from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.