Insect Walk with Staten Island Museum @ Freshkills Park 9/25/21

Sep 25, 2021 10:00am

Photo credit: Shannon Curley

As a part of the High Line’s Insectageddon, all-ages are invited to walk and explore the insects that live at Freshkills Park with the Staten Island Museum’s Director of Natural Sciences Colleen Evans and a Freshkills Park biologist. Pariticpants will use nets to catch and learn about insects up close and see what makes Freshkills an ideal habitat!

Insectageddon is a day-long festival featuring site-specific programming at partner sites around the world. Inspired by artist Cecilia Vicuña and culminating the High Line’s month-long horticulture celebration, Insectageddon seeks to both reflect on and raise awareness for our interconnectedness with the insect world.

Transportation: By registering for this event, you confirm you will provide your own transportation. Each ticket admits 1 car, containing up to 5 participants. During registration you will be asked about additional participants in your car.

Location: We will meet in the LA Fitness parking lot (350 Wild Avenue, Staten Island NY 10314) before entering the Freshkills Park site together.

Gear: Wear a hat and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Please also bring water, a snack, and sunblock.

Technology: Feel free to take photos, but consider carefully before bringing any electronic devices with you as they may possibly get wet, damaged, or dropped during the program.

Restrictions: You will be asked to sign an activity waiver before participating in the program.

Cancellation: This tour will be canceled if registration is too low, or if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event. You will be asked to confirm your registration by email before the tour. As we receive cancellations, names will be added from the waitlist. If you know you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration by email so we can fill the reservation.

COVID-19 Precautions:

You will find current information on NYC Parks safety guidelines here.

Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available.

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by email:


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