Earth Day Storytelling Event
Saturday, April 22, 2023
1 – 3 pm
A community-building event for those who want to share their experiences and stories with nature. All are invited!
“Your Nature, Our Environment: Shared Stories”
Prepare a five-minute story (or less) about water, nature, or climate change. The time when you realized your favorite tree had fallen over in a storm. The feeling of being outside in the rain. The interaction you had with a praying mantis that one day. The story could be in any format (poem, short story, song, fiction, etc.). If you would just like to listen, you are still welcome to join! Volunteer readers will be selected by pulling names from a hat.
Listening to other people’s stories about the environment may remind us of our own stories, prompting a sense of interconnectedness and community via the natural world. Come join us at CURB to appreciate our environment together on Earth Day.
Marilyn Torres an actress featured in Maid in Manhattan, The King of Staten Island, Daredevil, and more, will be the MC for the event.
Curtis Zunigha, co-director of The Lenape Center in New York City and enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma, will be featured as our keynote speaker.
Can’t make it? Submit a story digitally! https://hitrecord.org/projects/6759885 . All are welcome to submit stories online.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
For those with little ones, the Sarah Lawrence College Child Development Institute will also be hosting a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)!
A CAPE provides children opportunities to create their own play experiences using loose parts such as cardboard boxes, wood, tires, fabric, and other recycled materials collected from the community. The emphasis is on the importance of free play in the life of the child. Children are encouraged to use their imaginations and the materials to collaborate and test out ideas. Through unstructured free play, cardboard boxes become tunnels, club houses, bird houses, and armor. Sticks, strings, and cardboard tubes become pulleys to test out laws of physics or dream catchers to catch the dreams and the imagination of the child.