community members at sherman creek park

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August 10, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM EDT
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Community Forum: Urban Ecology in The Heights

This event is organized by WHEELS NYC.

From the event organizers:

Join us on Wedneday, August 10th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. for a virtual community forum where youth environmental leaders from Washington Heights Expeditionary  Learning School (WHEELS will present their summer research findings and will help connect the dots between community science and advocacy for environmental justice in our neighborhood! All are invited!

For the past 6 weeks Futures IgniteThe Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University, and The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) have been working with youth environmental leaders from the WHEELS to conduct community-based urban ecology research in Highbridge Park, and Sherman Creek.

Youth Environmental Leaders:

Class of 2020: Mayerling Latingua
Class of 2021: Elizabeth Martinez
Class of 2023: Jaylene Ortega
Class of 2024: Jayson Liz, Brenda Mestiza, Anais Martinez, Josue Lantigua, Sebastian Cruz, Josua Duran

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