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Calling All Scientists!

By Heather Flanagan
April 3, 2017

Come share your knowledge with the best middle school oyster researchers in the city at the Third Annual Billion Oyster Project Research Symposium on June 23rd!


Melissa Rex of The River Project at last year’s BOP Research Symposium.

We’re currently looking for professional scientists, citizen scientists, graduate and undergraduate students to present their work alongside BOP’s young researchers on Friday, June 23rd from 10am-2pm on Governors Island.  Interested in participating?  Sign up here!

Right now, BOP middle school students are hard at work all over NYC monitoring Oyster Restoration Stations, collecting and uploading data to the BOP Digital Platform, and conducting original research in New York Harbor.  They’re participating in the Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science, a National Science Foundation-funded project that includes a teacher fellowship to help NYC educators bring hands-on restoration education to their schools.  The culmination of the school year is the annual Billion Oyster Project Research Symposium, where hundreds of students present their research to their peers and the BOP community.

If you’d like to learn more, you can read our post on last year’s Symposium and last year’s scientist presentations here on the BOP blog, or you can check out the BOP-CCERS Tumblr to browse through all the student presentations or all the scientist presentations.  We hope to see you on June 23rd!