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BOP House Confidential

By Susannah Black
June 6, 2016


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 all walks of life to restore the Harbor by restoring its reefs.  Students at New York Harbor School and others have, to date, restored more than 16.5 million oysters – and we’re growing all the time!

The exhibit tells the story of BOP’s growth from a Harbor School project to a region-wide movement; one that’s sparking interest all over the world.  But more than a place to describe what we’ve done, the BOP House is the BOP hub: the place where visitors can come to experience BOP first hand.  Volunteers are working there, citizen scientists are meeting there, and school groups and summer programs will be passing through. Get to know your city and your harbor in a whole new way: come be a part of BOP.

New to BOP? Our mission is to restore a sustainable oyster population and reignite a passion and appreciation for New York Harbor by engaging New Yorkers directly in the work of restoring one billion oysters. The hands-on science of reef construction and monitoring is executed through in-school, restoration based education, citizen science, restaurant shell collection and volunteer programs.  Learn more here – and learn by doing on on Governors Island this summer, when you visit BOP in its native environment.

Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am- 5 pm, throughout the summer.

Location: House 16, Nolan Park, Governors Island.