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Sign up here for a BOP Restoration Station Basic Training

By admin
April 20, 2015

Oyster Restoration Station (ORS) basic training classes are now open for 2017. We have the following dates available: April 21st, May 12th, June 9th, and July 15th. Sign up via our digital platform.  Please familiarize yourself with the program by reading through the documents linked below. Thanks and we look forward to working with you!

RS training

We invite you to join the BOP Schools and Citizen Science program by attending a training and maintaining your own dockside cage + trap we call theBOP Oyster Restoration Station.” The program is designed for schools, organizations, and individual citizen-scientists who want to be “hands-on” in monitoring and restoring the New York Harbor Estuary. During the training on Governors Island, you will receive your own three-part oyster restoration station and learn the five protocols for monitoring and data collection with students. BOP provides the starter kit of monitoring equipment, supplies, live oysters, and a permitted waterfront site at which to install your restoration station. We help you set up the site and establish good connections with the local property owner so you can run a successful restoration station and contribute to this Harbor wide citizen science initiative!

Here’s how it works:

Step 1): Carefully read through the BOP Oyster Restoration Station Contract to understand the commitment. Look at the map of restoration station sites to determine which is closest or most convenient to your school or organization.

Step 2): Read through the ORS manual, data sheets, and other resources in the BOP Field Science Public Folder to get a sense of what will be taught at the training.

Step 3): Sign up via our digital platform

Cost: Please note BOP asks for a minimum $100 contribution per kit from each participating organization or individual to help defray the costs of materials, equipment, and technical support personnel.

If you are unable to contribute $100, please email us ( to request an exemption.