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BOP House Confidential

The BOP House is open for business – and you’re invited! Our BOP exhibit, located in Nolan Park on Governors Island, is your destination for all things BOP this summer.  It showcases the importance of oysters in estuaries like New York Harbor, and describes how BOP brings together students, teachers, chefs, scientists, and interested New Yorkers from […]

BOP-CCERS May Colloquium Recap: The Microbiology of New York Harbor

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, […]

Updates from Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts

Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts is a performing and visual arts school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.  This year, teachers Rachelle Travis (Science) and Judith Alexander-Edwards (Math) joined the NSF-funded Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) as a part of our Cohort Two.  Rachelle and Judith have already made trips […]

BOP Schools and Citizen Science Partner Spotlight: Jennifer Zanger, Good Shepherd Services

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.  BOP-CCERS is funded through a three-year educational research grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division […]

BOP-CCERS Partner Spotlight: Jon Dohlin, Director of the New York Aquarium

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.  BOP-CCERS is funded through a three-year educational research grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division […]

Meet the Fellows 2016: Belkis Mejia

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 […]

Updates from M.S. 88 in South Slope, Brooklyn

M.S. 88 in South Slope, Brooklyn has truly gone above and beyond in their commitment to oyster restoration!  Last year, three of their teachers joined the NSF-funded Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) as a part of our Cohort One, and this year, four teachers have joined Cohort Two.  Check out updates from […]

Updates from Sherlyne Gilles of Mott Hall IV in Brownsville, Brooklyn

  Last year, teacher Sherlyne Gilles of Mott Hall IV in Brownsville, Brooklyn joined theNSF-funded Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) as a part of our Cohort One.  Check out her update below! “Mott Hall IV is truly grateful for a program such as the Billion Oyster Project. While we are located in […]

Updates from Susan Ingegno of I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights, Queens

  Last year, teacher Susan Ingegno of I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights, Queens joined the NSF-funded Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) as a part of our Cohort One.  Check out her update below! “My name is Susan Ingegno and I am a teacher at I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights, Queens. My […]

Preparing for Field Expeditions with the BOP-CCERS Fellows

Last month, Cohort Two fellows returned to BOP-CCERS partner organization The River Project (TRP) for Field Training #2, a second full day of hands-on restoration-based professional development.  The sessions were jointly facilitated by Elisa Caref of TRP, Mollie Thurman of Biobus/Biobase, and New York Harbor Foundation staff (BOP-CCERS Program Manager Sam Janis and Curriculum Specialists […]