SCUBA on an Exploratory Dive

This photo-essay by Briana Acevedo, SCUBA’s student photojournalist, documents a recent site visit and dive. A quick group chat about the site and which group everyone is in. Group A heading into the water for an exploration dive. A quick resurface to make sure everyone is still there. We scuba kids always have each other’s […]

Dispatches from the Field: October 2016

BOP Reef Construction Manager Katie Mosher-Smith brings us up to date with the highlights of the most recent field work. We’re growing fast, and this Autumn has seen students engage to a greater degree than ever before with work on Governors Island and at other locations throughout the Harbor. Katie’s report focuses on describing the […]

October News Roundup

A significant and fun collection of pieces this month: From Hillary Clinton mentioning BOP (though not by name) in her climate speech to the Billion Oyster Party winning Best Of NY in the Village Voice; from Reuters coverage that was picked up by news outlets as far away as Russia and Malaysia to a great piece in […]

November Events

November 1:                                 BOP CCERS Fellowship Applications open! Go here to learn more and apply. November 4, 7:30 p.m.:             Sea Squirts, a documentary by BOP friend Diane Orr, will be shown at the Short […]

Monitoring: the heart of the BOP Schools experience

Below, Rachelle and Judith from McKinney Secondary School lead their with their 6th graders (and a handful of 7th graders who did the program last year) through the process of monitoring their Oyster Restoration Station.  The protocols include species identification, water quality testing, and measurement of the oysters.        

A Living Waterfront

Just another day on Governors Island… Vessel Ops students boarded Harbor’s vessels, preparing to head out to get work done elsewhere in the harbor…     …while Sam Janis introduced undergraduates from NYU to the oysters in the nursery under the EcoDock.     Virginia Maitland Sachs, our purpose-built Oyster Restoration Vessel, has gotten heavy use even […]

The BOP-CCERS October 2016 Newsletter Is Out!

The latest newsletter for the Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science is out!  Learn more about the project at here, read all our BOP-CCERS blog posts, and click here to subscribe! Sign up for a professional development, check out new lesson plans, and share your data on the BOP Digital Platform! View this email […]

Why Do Oysters Live in Snot?  Honoring Students’ Questions in an Inquiry-Based Classroom

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, […]