The fascinating history of the environmental movement of the 1880’s that is still vigorous today with the efforts of Protectors of Pine Oak Woods will be presented. We will also highlight preservation of the built environment and the controversy over landmarking on Staten Island. The Staten Island Historical Society, the Preservation League, the Tottenville Historical Society, and many other groups will also be discussed, as will individual mansions, Historic Districts and homes. The varied architectural styles found on the island will also be highlighted. Next up let’s enjoy an historic look at our local museums, parks, and of course, the Staten Island Zoo.