We Made Musical Instruments From Trash at Manhattanville Community Day
On May 20, Manhattanville Community Day brought together members of the Columbia community with our neighbors in Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Harlem, and Washington Heights. The free, family-friendly celebration offered film screenings, art workshops, delicious food, stimulating science talks, and more.
Columbia Climate School’s contribution included a rousing performance by Bash the Trash, a band that uses reused and repurposed materials to make music and raise awareness about environmental challenges. Kids also had a chance to make their own musical instruments out of reusable materials, then play them together in a musical parade.
The Climate School also gave away illustrated comic cards featuring local scientists from our Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, as part of our continued effort to make science fun and accessible to children, families, and the general public.
Check out the photos and videos below to see some highlights of the day.