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New Event: World Wetlands Day &

From: Tara L.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:53 AM
Announcing a new event for The New York City Environment Meetup Group!

What: World Wetlands Day & "City of Water" Screening
When: Saturday, February 2, 12:00 PM
Where: The South Street Seaport Museum

New Event: World Wetlands Day & "City of Water" Screening

Join in a variety of activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day, an annual global celebration of the importance of wetlands to the world's ecological health, and learn how wetlands are vital right here in our city.

Family Programs, 12-3pm, free with Museum admission (adults $8, children $4): Children and their families engage in games and crafts on this year's theme, "Fish for Tomorrow" highlighting the connection between wetlands and fisheries. Learn more about US fisheries at the Conserve Our Ocean Legacy table.

Education at the Seaport Series, 1-3pm, free to teachers, all others $5: Explore ways to introduce the physical, biological, and ecological systems at work in our oceans and costal waterways. Celebrate World Wetlands Day by considering environmental issues in local and global social contexts.

City Of Water Screening, 3-4pm, FREE: The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Art Society are proud to present their new documentary City of Water about the future of New York City's waterfront. Two years in the making, City of Water explores the aspirations of public officials, environmentalists, academics, community activists, recreational boaters and everyday New Yorkers for a diverse, vibrant waterfront at a time when the shoreline is changing faster than at any other time in New York's history. The documentary features interviews with Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, US Representative Nydia Velazquez, MacArthur Fellow Majora Carter, author Phillip Lopate, Sandy Hook Pilots' Captain Andrew McGovern and others, and includes footage from Jamaica Bay, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and many other places on the waterfront. The film screening will be followed by a question and answer period with the presenters.

RSVP's are appreciated to ensure adequate seating: (212)[masked] or [address removed]

For additional program information please contact Maggie Flanagan, [address removed] or (212) 748-8594.

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