With a commitment to project-based and real-world learning, our school programming puts students at the center of the movement to restore oysters to New York City waters.
Modular, up to four semesters (or two years)
This unforgettable introduction to STEM inspires engagement in school, encourages stewardship, provides opportunities to experience the outdoors, and demonstrates to students that their voice and work can make a difference.
“Students enjoy working outside, and then when they start seeing the
animals near the Oyster Research Station, there’s a real energy,
engagement, enthusiasm you don’t usually see in schools.”
—Teacher Erick Espin, participating in the Billion Oyster Classroom
Billion Oyster Project offers curriculum, supplies, teacher professional development, and a city-wide Annual Research Symposium at Governors Island.
The Billion Oyster Classroom experience includes:
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NYC public high school
Located on the iconic Governors Island, the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School prepares students for college and maritime careers. Students participating in the Harbor School’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs take on leadership roles in helping Billion Oyster Project to restore oyster reefs to NY Harbor—growing oysters, designing and building oyster reef structures, diving to monitor reefs, operating boats, performing marine biology research, and more.
As sophomores, all students enroll in one of seven CTE programs of study, leading to industry certification in marine science or technology. The experience includes a continuum of work-based learning. Freshman are introduced to various CTE programs via Harbor Class. CTE courses include:
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