KRB Staff Picks

KRB staff members pick events and resources to enhance your Environmental Education programs.

Earth B.E.A.T. in schoolyards this fall and spring!

  We’re getting ready for another exciting year of hands-on environmental learning in schoolyards and classrooms throughout Rockland this fall and the coming spring. In… Read more

Getting Ready for Rockland PLUS 2022

Workshops Begin 2/1/22! Now in its 17th year, RPLUS (Rockland PLUS) is a powerful educational experience for local high school youth. It prepares them to… Read more

Shrink Your Carbon Footprint: Small Steps for Big Impact!

KRB’s newest Earth BEAT Eco-Station Shrink Your Carbon Footprint: Small Steps for Big Impact! empowers and inspires kids to take action to make a difference… Read more

Urgent Warning on Climate Change

… and Real Opportunities to Make a Difference  The extreme heat and drought, unprecedented fires, severe storms and flooding we have been experiencing are stark… Read more

Earth Day Essay & Poster Contest

County Executive Ed Day and the Rockland County Environmental Management Council are hosting the 30th Annual Eleanor Burlingham 5th Grade Earth Day Essay & Poster… Read more

A Renewable Energy Movement Comes to Rockland

This fall a collaborative municipal clean energy program launched in Rockland County, transitioning close to one fourth of Rockland’s population onto renewable energy.   Rockland Community… Read more


Don’t Miss Columbia University Lamont-Doherty’s Open House at Home, October 19 – 22, 2020.  Whether you’re an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast,… Read more

Foodprint Graphic

What Is Your Foodprint?  

What we eat, where it comes from, and how its produced has an enormous impact on the environment and on human health.  Our food system… Read more

Oh Where, Oh Where does this Storm Drain Go?

Check out KRB’s very first video venture on protecting our waterways from stormwater pollutants.  (And be on the lookout for a fun surprise!) Read more

How does this Beautiful Creature help us Protect our Waterways?

This dragonfly is a benthic macroinvertebrate in the last and shortest stage of its life.  Before transforming and taking flight, benthic macroinvertebrates spend most of… Read more

10 Tips to Cut Waste While Staying Safe

Hey there KiRBy, are you up to your ears in single-use disposable waste?  While we all need to do what we can to prevent the… Read more

Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time.  It is seen in the droughts, fires, floods and spread of dangerous invasives… Read more

Environmental Education Resources…

 …for Teachers, Parents, and Students. The Rockland County Soil and Water Conservation District has put together a catalog of online environmental-based learning resources which include… Read more

There is no such thing as a weed…

… only a plant whose value we don’t understand. Have you seen dandelion leaves in your local produce section? They’re delicious in a salad and… Read more

The Story of Plastic

You may have heard that less than 10% of all plastic produced is actually recycled. Then what happens to the remaining 90% – all of… Read more

Yes, there are Connections: Climate, Population, & COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12th at 7pm The current Coronavirus is not the first virus in the last few decades to jump from wild animals to human… Read more

April 22: 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

How Can You Make Everyday Earth Day? The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is 4/22/20! How will you celebrate the day and, most importantly, make… Read more

April 22: EI Live Earth Day

Earth Institute of Columbia University – Special Earth Day Events Earth Day 50/50: Looking Back, Moving Forward, 10:00 am – 11:30 am  Register Now Our… Read more

April 22: American Museum of Natural History’s Virtual Earth Fest 

Events from 10am to 9pm for participants of all ages.  more info Here’s some fun at 11 am  – Bergy Bits: Understanding Rivers of Ice… Read more

April 22: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

14 Fantastic Short Films – Don’t forget the popcorn! It’s Free – Register Now The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is coming back to Rockland… Read more

EMC- 5th Grade Earth Day Essay & Poster Contest

The Rockland County Environmental Management Council is hosting its annual Earth Day Essay & Poster Contest, open to all 5th grade students who live in… Read more

Nourish Your Mind-Body Connection…

…and Share Calm and Peace with the Community! How do you nourish a healthy mind-body connection, find peace and compassion? Yoga is a great practice… Read more

Oh glorious spring, discover what wonders the season brings!

Open your window, step outside.  What do you see and hear? Is that a robin on the grass, the song of a cardinal, or the… Read more