2011-05-06 / Community

Rockaway Earth Day 2011 Highlighted By Hands-On Programs

By Miriam Rosenberg


Earth Day volunteers from the MS/PS 105 Kids Care Club – including parents and students – join art teacher Norma Allende, far right, for a photo. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Earth Day volunteers from the MS/PS 105 Kids Care Club – including parents and students – join art teacher Norma Allende, far right, for a photo. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Several hundred people hit the boardwalk at Beach 59 Street last Saturday to celebrate the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s 5th Annual Earth Day. Youngsters and adults were treated to environmental programs that included hands-on experience with various forms of sea life, arts and crafts, and live music. Among the sponsors were Ocean Village, Arverne by the Sea and National Grid.



During the afternoon a representative from the city’s Office of Recycling Outreach and Education explained the ins and outs of recycling different items. Find out more information about recycling, greenmarkets, gardens and more at www.grownyc- .org. During the afternoon a representative from the city’s Office of Recycling Outreach and Education explained the ins and outs of recycling different items. Find out more information about recycling, greenmarkets, gardens and more at www.grownyc- .org.

Youngsters took part in a mock dolphin rescue held by the New York State Marine and Turtle Rescue Program. Youngsters took part in a mock dolphin rescue held by the New York State Marine and Turtle Rescue Program.

Youngsters get up close and personal with an ocean crab. The Army Corps of Engineers provided all ages with handson lessons about various types of sea life. Youngsters get up close and personal with an ocean crab. The Army Corps of Engineers provided all ages with handson lessons about various types of sea life.

A City Beasts representative talks about turtles as a young boy watches in amazement. A City Beasts representative talks about turtles as a young boy watches in amazement.

In addition to free snacks, the 100 Precinct Community Council gave out plants to youngsters. In addition to free snacks, the 100 Precinct Community Council gave out plants to youngsters.

Luger Balan – in front of the Urban Wings Over Water tent – holds Bella, a Harris Hawk, as he educates people about the animal’s history and habits. Luger Balan – in front of the Urban Wings Over Water tent – holds Bella, a Harris Hawk, as he educates people about the animal’s history and habits.

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