April 19 – 28, we celebrated Conservation Week at LSC! During this time, guests enjoyed activities, experiments, and adventures all about protecting our environment and its residents.
On the final weekend of Conservation Week, guests met many different nature experts from around the region at our Green Expo. This science fair of sorts was located in an area of the building usually off-limits to the public: our Observation Tower.
After taking an elevator ride up to the tower, visitors were treated to a variety of experiences from partner organizations. While taking in the picturesque backdrop of the city skyline, guests learned about native flowers and plants, viewed paintings created by animals, posed as a cheetah, and more.
Many animal lovers in the room particularly loved meeting a live horseshoe crab and diamondback terrapin – both New Jersey natives – and touching bio-facts such as an ostrich egg and polar bear fur (not New Jersey natives!).
Even our apiarist (which is a fancy word for beekeeper) attended with another hive of honeybees, and plenty of honey of course!
We want to give a huge “THANK YOU!” to all of our partner organizations for coming to the Science Center to share their work with our guests: Staten Island Zoo American Association of Zookeepers, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Six Flags Great Adventure Safari, Toadshade Wildflower Farm, Center for Aquatic Sciences, Clean Ocean Action, Center for Biological Diversity, Hilltop Honey, and Rutgers Wildlife Conservation and Management. Be sure to check out and support all of these wonderful groups!