AAMW Annual Environmental Workshop

Pouring rain could not stop the annual kids’ water workshop which we co-host at our site with our partners at the African American Men of Westchester’s Environmental Committee (AAMW). AAMW is a group dedicated to helping address issues related to education, youth empowerment, domestic violence awareness and they share JHC’s mission of expanding education about environmental justice. We were also joined by Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (SLAC CURB).

First, families learned about the health of Long Island Sound from Captain Chris of the Island Current Fleet.  Next, they found out how the Hudson River is being kept clean. Jason Muller, SLC CURB Outreach Coordinator assisted kids in a clean water challenge. Third, students learned how to identify invasive species with JHC President Suzanne Clary. All participants will get a treat for completing the workshop and go on a fishing trip later this summer.

Each child went home with a copy of Doug Tallamy’s newest book, Nature’s Best Hope (Young Readers Edition)

Thank you to George Malone for capturing all the action – video to come. Thank you to Con Edison for providing funding.

Kids split up into teams to complete a water pollution clean up challenge!
Participants toured the gardens, umbrellas in hand.