October 20: Kaiser Park Clean Up And Launch Of Underwater Robot With Rod Roddenberry

Source: Felipe Skroski via Wikimedia Commons

On Saturday, October 20th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friends of Kaiser Park, Avenue P Project, Beneath the Sea, Inc., Brooklyn Community Board 13, City Parks Foundation Coastal Classroom, Cultural Research Divers, Diver’s Academy, John Dewey High School, The New York City Aquarium, Partnerships for Parks Catalyst Program and the Roddenberry Dive Team will host Beyond the Sea Waterfront Celebration and coastal clean-up as part of It’s My Park Day at Kaiser Park at Neptune Avenue.

The groups are looking for volunteers to help with all sorts of activities like food set-up, giveaway distribution, beach clean-up and more.

This free event is family friendly and kids are encouraged to attend. The day is chock full of family and marine education activities, arts and crafts, food, underwater robots and music is planned. This includes special guests like Bill Evans, meteorologist from WABC-TV, and the Roddenberry Dive Team’s Rod Roddenberry, who is the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

This event will also officiate the initial launch of a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), which is a product of the City Parks Foundation’s Coastal Classrooms program in partnership with students from John Dewey High School. Educators hope that the ROV will allow students to better see and understand the world located underneath our local waterways.

For more information, please call Anthony Feliciano, Partnerships for Parks at 646-325-5317 or go to www.facebook.com/kaiserparknyc. If you would like to volunteer, please email Afeliciano@CityParksFoundation.org or call Feliciano at 646-325-5317.

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