Pride Paddle 2019 on June 28!

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Photo by Erik Baard

Come join HarborLAB at Gantry Plaza State Park for a FREE sunset paddle on Friday, June 28 (6-9PM)! We’re producing this event to celebrate the last weekend of Pride Month, and are embracing the chance to support local LGBTQ+ students in their pursuit of sustainable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers!

When you come paddling, please consider making a donation to the scholarship fund of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)! Our event is entirely free and we provide boats, life vests, and paddles. If you’re moved to donate to our scholarship fund with NOGLSTP, you can bring a check made to NOGLSTP with the memo line “HarborLAB Pride Paddle” or donate online here:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/harborlabpridepaddle

We hope you can join us as a paddler, or better yet, as a volunteer! We need volunteers to staff the sign-in table, fit life vests, to load and unload, and other roles.

June 28
Gantry Plaza State Park
Volunteer registration:
https://forms.gle/MUAcEGHaAv452K9Z6
Shareable promotional link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/480576862759760/

Learn more about this need:

LGBTQ+ students are vastly underrepresented in STEM fields, and have a much higher drop out rate than their straight classmates.  Read more about this problem below. As an environmental organization, HarborLAB recognizes the need to cultivate and encourage all talent as we tackle the climate crisis and other challenges to our living world.

“Why is Science So Straight?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/05/opinion/manil-suri-why-is-science-so-straight.html

“Out of the Closet, Into the Lab.”
https://www.mskcc.org/blog/out-closet-lab-five-lgbtq-scientists-share-their-stories

“Sexual Minorities Drop Out of Science Majors at a Higher Rate.”
https://cen.acs.org/articles/96/i12/Sexual-minorities-drop-science-majors.html

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Photo by Inga Sarda-Sorensen

 

 

Solstice Weekend Happenings!

Paddle with us!

Whether you adore the skyline at sunset or exploring blissful outer reaches of the city, HarborLAB has a spot on a kayak for you!

June 21

Summer Solstice Sunset Paddle!
Gantry Plaza State Park
Volunteer registration:

https://forms.gle/XG9T2CZz5MGFDTxQ6
Shareable link for promotion:

https://www.facebook.com/events/480576862759760/

Many thanks to sponsors TF Cornerstone, Hudson River Foundation, and NY Offce of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. 

June 22

Kayak the Bay!
Little Bay Park
Volunteer registration:

https://forms.gle/RtJ7Fj2LoF1mnALD9
Shareable link for promotion:

https://www.facebook.com/events/313997426175167/

With Waterfront Alliance. 

June 23

Kayak and Coastal Cleanup!
MacNeil Park
Volunteer registration:

https://forms.gle/yA2rbZHrMF86DKWWA
Shareable link for promotion:

https://www.facebook.com/events/403400090258941/

With Coastal Preservation Network. 

June 29

Kayak the Bay!
Little Bay Park
Volunteer registration:

https://forms.gle/6jEHzUPe54nYN3DE9
Shareable link for promotion:

https://www.facebook.com/events/498029927666748/

With Waterfront Alliance.