Earth Rocks!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join BCM during spring break for a week-long celebration of our amazing planet! Each day presents exciting STEAM-inspired programs consisting of dynamic performances, hands-on workshops, and special projects in BCM’s new makerspace, Nature’s Engineers. The week is organized around four overarching themesGrowSustainCare, and Explore.

Today’s theme is Sustain: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Come discover eco-friendly practices through hands-on projects and performances that promote sustainability!


Playground NYC

🕒 10:30 am–1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Explore and play with play:groundNYC. Use imagination, collaboration and recycled materials to make a personal playspace!

Save The Earth

🕒 11:00 am–11:30 am, and 2:00 pm–2:30 pm

Join Cues for a demonstration of “how to save your garbage from the garbage”- a hands-on lesson of the “4 Rs” (reuse, repair, remake, recycle). There will be various bags of things destined for the landfill, which kids can help save from polluting the Earth.

Trash to Treasure

🕒 11:30 am–12:15 pm, and 2:30 pm–3:15 pm

Get creative in this upcycling workshop with Friends of Brower Park. In this workshop participants will use found objects to make jewelry, key chains and notebooks.

Recycled Sounds

🕒 12:00 pm–12:40 pm, and 3:00 pm-3:40 pm

Tune in with Recycled Sounds as they tell a story of two friends who go on a musical journey with sounds and instruments created from things other people threw away and sounds they found around the house and in nature.

Earth Guardians in ColorLab Art Studio

🕒 10:30 am–4:30 pm
Half-hour long sessions, starting every 45 minutes.

Visit the ColorLab Art Studio and create your own Earth guardian creatures inspired by Wangechi Mutu’s sentinels. Participants will use natural materials like wood, clay, sticks, leaves and twine.

Plant Dyes in Nature’s Engineers Makerspace

🕒 10:30 am–4:30 pm
Half-hour long sessions, starting every 45 minutes.

Learn about plants and the colors that they produce! Test different plant-based pigments to create your own unique colors.