I know absolutely nothing about diving, but I love the fact that there's actually a diving scene in our area. On 2/24/09, head to the Red Hook branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to learn all about it:
DOWNSTREAM IN RED HOOK - " DIVING in NY HARBOR's URBAN ESTUARY",
DEMONSTRATION of The Urban Divers human undersea exploration technology and equipment used in exploring the abyss on NY Harbor's urban estuary. UDEC, a not for profit environmental & cultural organization facilitates various conservation research projects along NY Harbor including an Oyster Reef Monitoring Project, Benthic Surveys of The Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, Harlem River, Jamaica Bay, Hudson River, and Long Island Sound. UDEC operates a unique urban nature center and micro-maritime museum on the Harlem River upstream, and marine station downstream in the south brooklyn harbor area. Presentation follows with a Q/A with Staff of The Urban Divers.
PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION about educational, and career opportunities in the Maritime Industry. College, Internships, and Career opportunity pamphlets will be available for parents and HS School students to take home.
VIDEO SCREENINGS of:
* The Urban Divers" original Underwater Video Documentary "CREATURES & FEATURES of NY HARBOR ESTUARY
* The award winning video documentary "COMING CLEAN... RECLAIMING THE GOWANUS CANAL "
* And the Short Video Documentary- The AMAZING ADVENTURE of CAPT. BILL PINKNEY -Capt Bill Pinkney of one of 7 americans and the only African-American that successfully sailed solo to circumnavigate the Globe via the longest route of the cape. Get on board the vessel "Commitment" with Capt Bill Pinkney and experience this historic journey of perseverance, challenge and commitment. Video documents his day to day experience o this fantastic journey and his interaction with students from around the world via satellite. A spectacular and must see video.
AT BROOKLYN LIBRARY- RED HOOK BRANCH- TUES FEB 24th 3:30-5pm, & 5:30pm-7:30pm . Library is located at 7 WOLCOTT Street, Brooklyn: F or G to Smith & 9th St. station, transfer to B77 bus to Wolcott at Dwight St or the B61 to Van Brunt at Wolcott, walk two blocks East to library.