O&R and Dominican College are sponsoring several Community Environmental Studies Workshop Series.
This monthly free workshop series will cover diverse topics geared towards learning about our local environment and what we can all do to become good stewards of our communities. Workshops will be led by experts and are free to members of the community. Participants can sign up for individual sessions or the whole series.
Introduction to the Biodiversity of Rockland County
JULY 24, 2021, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Learn to recognize the biodiversity around you and explore the connection between biodiversity and our own well-being.
Workshop leader: Dr. Regina Alvarez, Assistant Professor of Biology, Dominican College and Instructor at the New York Botanical Garden
Community Science: The People’s 21st Century Flora
AUGUST 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
EcoFloras of North America is an innovative model for connecting people to plant collections, nature, and urban biodiversity, combining existing knowledge from herbaria and libraries with real-time observations of plants and their ecological partners.
Workshop leader: Daniel Atha, Director of Conservation Outreach, New York Botanical Garden
The Natural History of Insects
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Delve into the world of the creatures that make up 84% of the Animal Kingdom. Learn about the roles insects play in maintaining healthy ecosystems as well as their fascinating life cycles and complex social systems.
Workshop leader: Ken Chaya, President of the Linnaean Society of New York and Instructor at the New York Botanical Garden
The Unseen Universe: Microbial Diversity Under Our Feet
OCTOBER 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Explore the microbes from soil and water using next generation computational technologies and learn about the connection of microbes to environmental and public health.
Workshop leader: Dr. Bernadette Connors, Associate Professor of Biology, Dominican College
For more details or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information download workshop series flyer