View Two “Creating Connections: Volunteers and Professionals” Webinars

The recent NYC ReLeaf two-part webinar series on Creating Connections: Volunteers and Professionals can still be viewed. Council Cofounder and Environmental Educator Nancy Wolf gave high marks to the series, noting, “I thought Maritza and Suzannah’s presentation [on Environmental Education in a Natural Setting] was simply the best I have ever seen/heard about how volunteers can be part of professional work in natural areas.”

View Part 1: 

  • Virtual tour of Snug Harbor presented by Greg Lord – Director of Horticulture, Staten Island Botanical Garden
  • NYC Soils presented by Rich Shaw – Retired, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Environmental education in a natural setting presented by Suzannah Abbate – Director of Education & Engagement, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden and Maritza Cuevas – Director of Education, Greenbelt Conservancy

View Part 2:

  • Urban forests: A nexus of carbon, climate, and community – Andrew Reinmann – Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences Initiative, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, Hunter College
  • Seeing the forest for the money trees (Play Fair) presented by Emily Walker – Director of Outreach and Programs, New Yorkers for Parks and Sarah Charlop-Powers -Executive Director and Co-Founder, Natural Areas Conservancy
  • Virtual tour of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center presented by Nate McVay – Nursery Manager, Greenbelt Native Plant Center, NYC Parks