Celebrating Roosevelt Island’s Nature with 2 fascinating free virtual talks
this week and you’re invited to attend.
Thursday, March 25th – 11am to Noon Ants. Super cool. Guest
Speaker Chris Johnson from the American Natural History Museum.
Christine Johnson is the Curatorial Associate in the Division of
Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, where
her focus is to care for and digitize (database & image)
the millions of preserved invertebrate specimens in the collection
for use by researchers and the public. Originally arriving in NYC to
study ballet, her work on social insects focuses on
understanding interactions between ant social parasites and their
hosts, specializing on raider ants. Away from NYC she conducted
post-doctoral research at the University of Helsinki, the Catholic
University of Leuven and Ohio State University; back in NYC she is a
member of the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board and has been
active in the community garden scene, especially in East Harlem.
Friday, March 26th 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Just in time for National
Paella Day. A deep dive into Paella with Coqui the Chef – the plants behind
the dish. One guest will win a free cooking class.
Coqui the Chef is a social enterprise with a mission to teach
the importance of food culture and eating smart. We explore all
types of food from all over the world. We enjoy teaching how food can
be your passport to an amazing culinary experience. Tania Lopez, founder of Coqui the Chef is listed in the New
York Magazine’s “The Strategist” as the Best Online Cooking
Classes. Make Food Your Passport!