Long Beach Middle School seventh graders had the opportunity to meet virtually with Long Island-based artist, and Discover Long Island artist Kara Hoblin. Ms. Hoblin is the creator of the Osprey Wings mural that is displayed on the Long Beach boardwalk. Through the efforts of Art teacher Laura Swan, more than 300 seventh graders participated in a Google Meet with Ms. Hoblin in honor of Earth Day.
The group discussed ospreys’ habitats, characteristics and importance in the ecosystem, viewing slides with professional photographs taken by community member Bob Arkow. Ms. Hoblin’s Osprey mural was then shared, and she described the design and its significance.