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Meet the Fellows 2016: Nancy Azcona

The BOP-CCERS Fellowship at Pace University is a two-year professional development and training program designed to give teachers the knowledge and tools to engage their students in hands-on restoration science in New York Harbor.  This is our second year of the program, and the first year in which we have two cohorts overlapping. The program is […]

Together for Staten Island: BOP/GOSR/NRG Partnership Is Public!

You’ve seen aspects of this powerful partnership before, but here’s the whole story, covered by Roger Clark on NY1 today! GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH BILLION OYSTER PROJECT AND NRG ENERGY TO ADVANCE OYSTER DEVELOPMENT IN THE RARITAN BAY FOR $60 MILLION LIVING BREAKWATERS PROJECT Aiming to reintroduce oysters and key ecological systems, […]

Billion Oyster Party- May 19th!

We can’t wait to welcome over 40 oyster farms to the Billion Oyster Party to shuck and serve their specialties. This year, farms from all over the U.S. will be joining us from Washington to Louisiana to New York. This is one for the books: as far as we know, this is the largest number of oyster farmers gathered in […]

Interview with New York Academy of Sciences STEM Mentor Julie Parato

Part of what’s so exciting about the Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) is that the work includes rich informal learning experiences as a part of its afterschool pillar, lead by Good Shepherd Services (GSS) and New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS).  In this piece of the project, NYAS STEM […]

Updates from BOP-CCERS Pillar 4: Aquarium Exhibit and Learning Guide

Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) is a community of students and teachers, professional scientists and citizen scientist volunteers, schools, universities, businesses, and community organizations, all working together to conduct oyster restoration-based scientific research in New York Harbor.  The “Aquarium Exhibit and Learning Guide” is one of five project pillars, […]

Updates from the International School for Liberal Arts, Bronx

The International School for Liberal Arts (ISLA X342) in the Bronx is a bilingual (English and Spanish) grade 6-12 school for newly arrived students.  Teachers Obed Fulcar and Lui Yi joined the NSF-funded Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) as a part of Cohort One and their students have already had […]

April Colloquium Recap: Water Chemistry

The CCERS Fellowship at Pace is a two‐year professional development program that trains teachers to engage their students in hands‐on environmental STEM and restoration ecology in New York Harbor.  The Fellowship is open to NYC Department of Education middle school teachers working in Title I funded schools.  Classes and trainings are taught by guest experts, […]

Meet the Fellows 2016: Andrew Zimmermann

The BOP-CCERS Fellowship at Pace University is a two-year professional development and training program designed to give teachers the knowledge and tools to engage their students in hands-on restoration science in New York Harbor.  This is our second year of the program, and the first year in which we have two cohorts overlapping. The program is […]