John Cronin at Harbor School: “Turning the Tide of Environmental History…”

Original Hudson Riverkeeper Addresses Next Generation of Water Advocates Governors Island, NYC, June 27, 2016— In the world of Harbor restoration, it was an extraordinary moment. John Cronin, the original Hudson Riverkeeper, was the speaker for Urban Assembly New York Harbor School’s 10th graduation. Addressing students at the campus of the Billion Oyster Project’s flagship […]

“Smart and Connected Communities NYC” STEM Colloquium Speaks to the Power of Public Engagement in Environmental Justice and Stewardship

One of the most exciting aspects of the BOP Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) is that it’s a collaboration of a huge, diverse community of myriad talents who are all passionate about New York Harbor restoration and authentic, hands-on STEM education.  We’re fortunate that the STEM CCERS network fosters an interdisciplinary exchange […]

Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. Cofounded in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons, the foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. The Simons Foundation at its core exists to support basic — or discovery-driven — scientific research, undertaken in pursuit of understanding the phenomena […]

Second Annual Billion Oyster Project Research Symposium Celebrates Another Fantastic Year of Student Research!

Student-driven research, a scavenger hunt of Governors Island, oyster tastings, a keynote from renowned author and environmentalist Paul Greenberg, and an original musical called Salty Folk– the second Annual BOP Research Symposium on June 10th had it all!  The culminating event of the school year for students participating in the NSF-funded BOP Curriculum and Community […]

Billion Oyster People: Debby Keehn

Periodically, we use this space to highlight the words & experience of a member of the BOP community. BOP volunteer Debby Keehn spoke of her time on Governors Island today: The highlight of volunteering was being able to meet the extraordinary Harbor School graduates who were helping coordinate the day.  Both Jennifer and Chastity had stories […]

Harbor School: the BOP Powerhouse

  Yesterday marked Harbor School’s annual Senior Awards Banquet.  Harbor School faculty and BOP staff had the opportunity to recognize particular students for the achievements of the past four years, and as the awards went on, themes began to emerge: students who had gone above and beyond their schoolwork, who had pushed past difficulty, who […]

Sorted Out: Checking Up on Billion Oyster Party’s Waste

It’s been nearly a month since the Third Annual Billion Oyster Party. Here’s something you may not have known about it: it was an almost zero waste-to-landfill event, thanks to BOP partner Earth Matter. Want see what happened to all the food scraps and compostable serviceware collected that Thursday? Every year, part of designing the Billion Oyster […]