Park(ing) Day @ the BMI
Saturday, September 18, Starting at 10 AM
Explore a pop-up urban tree canopy installation designed by Morgan State University graduate landscape architecture students and take a free tree home (while supplies last).
Park(ing) Day is a global, public, participatory art project where people across the world temporarily repurpose street parking spaces and convert them into tiny parks and places for art, play, and activism.
Free, no registration required
F.O.G. Monster Mash Workshop
Saturday, September 18, 9 AM – 1 PM
“There are monsters lurking in our storm drains! Fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) can create beastly blockages in Baltimore’s pipes. Help protect our city’s infrastructure with this fun and creative activity facilitated by Blue Water Baltimore.
Stop by the BMI Farmers’ Market to learn about the negative effects of F.O.G. and how to properly dispose of it by feeding the F.O.G. Monster they create.”
Free drop-in activity, no registration required
About the Partners
Morgan State University’s Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture provides national leadership in the study of cultural, design and environmental issues that affect underserved urban communities. The First Professional Degree Program in Landscape Architecture is a fully accredited, professional program that focuses on the design of the urban environment. The course work focuses on investigating aesthetic, ecological, and social/cultural concerns as a means of establishing sustainable urban communities. Within this philosophical context, the Program is designed to heighten the student’s sensitivity to and knowledge of the skills and values fundamental to the landscape architecture profession.
Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and Harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. Blue Water Baltimore takes a holistic approach to making safe, clean water a reality in Baltimore. Their work includes monitoring water quality and hold polluters accountable; planting trees and replace hard surfaces with gardens; educating residents and students on how to help protect our water; advocating for laws and policies to fix the problems we see firsthand; growing and selling native plants at Herring Run Nursery; and, working hand-in-hand with the communities they serve.
The Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper team, whose vessel is docked on the BMI’s campus, focuses on protecting and restoring the tidal and nontidal waterways that flow into the Baltimore Harbor and the Patapsco River. They regularly collect data at 49 stations in the Gwynns Falls, Jones Falls, and tidal Patapsco River and advocate for stronger enforcement of our laws for clean water, both locally in the Baltimore area and statewide.
The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates the dignity of work, and can provide a forum for exploring such issues as workers’ rights and workplace equity, providing historical context for contemporary issues that impact our community.