The New York State Legislature passed the resolution for June 9th, 2018 to be recognized as Dragonfly Day in New York State. We will ensure it is passed again to recognize Saturday June 8th, 2019 as Dragonfly Day NYS!
Dragonfly Day is an opportunity to hold educational events in New York State to increase awareness of the value of wetlands and encourage the implementation of climate change adaption strategies and learn about how to reduce CO2 emissions.
Hold a Dragonfly Day Event in Your Local Community: It takes 8 hours of your time...
Organize a dragonfly walk (savoring our wildlife & environment generates the will to save it)
Increase awareness on chemical-free lawns, farms and gardens
Organize rain-garden projects to protect waterways and sensitive areas from storm water run-off
Invite an environmental organization to run a water quality testing workshop
*It is with thanks to Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Senator Kenneth LaValle that for Dragonfly Day an opportunity to educate the public and enact changes that will protect our environment.
Dragonfly Day Educational Events: Hold an Event! Its EASY
For example, this was the schedule for our Dragonfly Day event in 2018 on the East End of Long Island: CMEE (Childrens Museum of the East End): 10-12:00pm 10:00-12:00 Dragonfly art show! Local 5th Graders display their dragonfly art-work. 10:00-12:00 Tabling: Sierra Club Long Island, Peconac Trust, Peconic Estuary Project, Accabonac Protection Committee, Surfrider Foundation. 10:00-12:00 Long Island dragonfly dark room! Slide show with hundreds of beautiful dragonflies; some are extinct/disappeared (Jean Held). 10:30-11:30 Build rain-gardens at CMEE with Long Island Native Plant Initiative. 11:30-12:00 Refreshments.
SOFO (South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center):12-2:00pm 12:00-12:15 Fred Thiele will present the proclamation NYS Dragonfly Day 2018. 12:15-12:35 Frank Quevedo will talk on predators and climate adaption. 12:35-12:50 The Perfect Earth Project: alternatives to chemical use on lawns, compost tea, the soil biome and water quality. 12:50-01:30 Dragonfly walk with an Odonata expert! 01:30-02:00 Water quality testing workshop by the Surfrider Foundation.