Earth Day

Join us for Earth Day 2019! Celebrate mother nature and the outdoors with a full day of volunteer opportunities, Open Hours at the Ed Center, yoga, and hands-on activity stations by local environmental organizations. All ages are welcome!

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Due to weather, all outdoor Earth Day activities have been cancelled. All indoor activities in the schedule below will still take place.

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Schedule of Activities

11:00 AM–5:00 PM: Environmental Education Center Open Hours, 99 Plymouth Street

11:30 AM: Brooklyn Public Library, Earth Day Story Time, 99 Plymouth Street

12:30 PM-1:00 PM: Gardener Talk: Pier 1 Wildlife, 99 Plymouth Street

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Gardener Talk: How We Prune @ BBP, 99 Plymouth Street

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Gardener Talk: Tree Bark Ecology, 99 Plymouth Street

4:00 PM-4:30 PM: Gardener Talk: Ecological Horticulture Practices in the Pier 6 Flower Field, 99 Plymouth Street

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Environmental Education Center Open Hours

The Conservancy’s Environmental Education Center will host special Earth Day activities including puppet shows, animal feedings, pot-decorating stations, milkweed seed plantings, and a nature tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: 99 Plymouth Street

Gardener Talks

Interested in learning more about gardening? Stop by our talks presented by Brooklyn Bridge Park’s expert horticulture staff!

Pier 1 Wildlife by John Ford

An overview of the history and direction of the Pier 1 garden. Touching on the dynamism and success of reclaimed waterfront as ecological landscape. 12:30 PM-1:00 PM: 99 Plymouth Street

How We Prune @ BBP by Evelyn Manlove

There are many different types of pruning and plethora of “do’s” and “don’ts” associated with each one. Most of the pruning done at BBP falls under the blanket of naturalistic pruning. A representative from BBP Horticulture staff will discuss naturalistic pruning and some of the techniques and considerations involved. 1:30 PM-2:30 PM: 99 Plymouth Street

Tree Bark Ecology by Clara Friedman

Learn why trees have bark, why different species’ bark can look so different, and what ecological relationships bark can facilitate. 3:00 PM-3:30 PM: 99 Plymouth Street

Ecological Horticulture Practices in the Pier 6 Flower Field by Bella Ciabattoni

Nature-loving Brooklynites can learn about the management of the Flower Field, a half acre wildflower meadow in their own backyard. Topic focus will be general ecological horticulture practices and their purposes. 4:00 PM-4:30 PM: 99 Plymouth Street

Earth Day Storytime with Brooklyn Public Library

Sprouts of all ages, come join us for a lively Earth Day Storytime, celebrating the natural wonders of our green and blue planet through story and song. 11:30 AM: 99 Plymouth Street, Environmental Education Center

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