- March 20, 2021 - June 27, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Earth and I are in a relationship. What does this mean?
Join the Finger Lakes Museum for a series of lectures and workshops, which consider our relationship as humans with the planet on which we live. All organisms, by their very existence, have an impact on their environment. We, as humans, are able to consider our impact, and make conscious choices. Let’s explore our relationship, and find ways to make it a healthy one!
Purchase of this ticket gives you admittance to the four lectures/workshops listed below:
March 27th 10am: The Earth and I Lecture: The Age of the Human
Dr. Michaela Kelly, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, will discuss the impact of humans on the Earth, the Anthropocene Era, in this Zoom lecture. This is a proposed geological epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems.
April 10th 9am: The Earth and I: Rain Barrel Workshop
My relationship with the Earth’s water: Alaina Robarge, Conservation District Educator for the Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District, will partner with the FLM to offer a rain barrel workshop at the FLM Campus. The presentation will start with a discussion of stormwater, the importance of water conservation, and will continue with how to install the rain barrel at home, maintenance and winter storage of the barrel, and a demonstration on how to build the barrel. Program participants will be putting the rain barrel together, with assistance from the Ontario County SWCD. The Rain Barrels are 55 gallon plastic food-grade barrels that will have pre-drilled inlet, outlet, and overflow holes. Attend in person for a fee that covers the cost of materials for one rain barrel or attend virtually for a reduced fee.
May 22nd 9am: The Earth and I: Compost Workshop
My relationship with soil: Composting is a wonderful way to enhance your soil, save your food scraps from going in the landfill and make a difference for the environment. But where do you start? Barbara Cummings will present information on composting, its benefits, and how to have your own composting at home. Come for the presentation at the Finger Lakes Museum and walk away with things you need to get started on composting!
My relationship with the land: Hobart and William Smith professors Dr. Kristen Brubaker and Dr. Bradley Cosentino will be discussing the history of land use in the Finger Lakes and its effect on salamanders.
Register for these events individually at the links above OR sign up for all four events with the ticket below and save 25% over the individual cost!
Venue: The Finger Lakes Museum