This past Saturday, we took a small group to the Lower East Side Ecology Center. They’re located in East River Park, and “work toward a more sustainable New York City by providing community-based recycling and composting programs, developing local stewardship of green space, and increasing community awareness, involvement and youth development through environmental education programs.” Have a look at some snapshots from the day.
Yashira and Nyell, two of our newest Schoobents, show off their new gear.
Upon arrival at the park, we were met by Dan, the Education Director of the center.
First, he brought us to the CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) and schooled us on the ramifications of a polluted sewer system.
We then did a bit of water sampling. Here we are getting the temperature. Any guesses?
Now, testing the salinity.
It was then time for a little East River fishing!
Yashira and Nyell getting ready.
Dan cutting the bait (squid!).
Yashira, getting baited.
Yashira, showing us all how to use the equipment.
Was that a nibble?
Basketball?? ...A little Jimmy Buffett, and Duane has carved himself a little slice of heaven.
Next trip: NY Aquarium on 4/2. Stay posted!