Posted on May 22, 2019
                                                                                Various Staten Island schools participated in ecology Day event organized by Staten Island Rotary Club.
Students from schools from across Staten Island participated in the 28th Annual Rotary Club of Staten Island's Ecology Day by showing how the transformation of Freshkills Park has contributed to  Staten Island  becoming a more sustainable, greener borough.  The Rotary Club of Staten Island  invited students in schools Island-wide to create, enter and display ecological projects.  Rotary Club of Staten Island Past President Linda Baran was the event Chairperson. Con Edison was once again a major underwriter of the event.  The event was held at the Staten Island Mall.



Participating schools were judged by Rotarians to compete for grants of up to $1000 that will be presented to the winners at a Rotary Club of Staten Island luncheon meeting  in June. 

The following schools/ groups from Staten Island had displays offering activities for attendees and participants:

P.S. 1, P. S. 11; P.S. 16; P.S. 68; P.S. 57;  I.S. 51 Spartan Science Club;  St. Clare School, Freshkills Park Education Programming, Girl Scouts of Greater NY, Greenbelt Environmental Education and Con Edison.  

The Rotary Club of Staten Island presents Ecology Day with the generous support of Con Edison and General Growth Properties, which operates the Staten Island Mall and provides space for the event. The Rotary Club of Staten Island has hosted and coordinated the event since its inception 28 years ago. Rotarian Jerry DeLuca coordinated and provided funds for Ecology Day for much of that time. Mr. DeLuca passed away in July 2011. The Rotary Club of Staten Island continues to fundraise each year for the event and present the grants.



MaryLee Montalvo

MLM Public Relations