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Middle School Teachers & Principles: BOP Fellowship Applications Now Available

By Susannah Black
October 22, 2015

BOP logo with NYHF lineThe Billion Oyster Project is a hands-on environmental STEM program that trains and equips teachers and students to conduct authentic restoration science at the waters edge of New York City; to bring the harbor into the classroom and the classroom to the harbor!

We are currently seeking highly motivated teachers to join the second annual cohort of the BOP Fellowship at Pace University. The BOP Fellowship is a two-year accredited and stipended professional development program that provides technical training, field sites, classroom curriculum, scientific equipment, and supporting resources for teachers and schools to implement the Billion Oyster Project. Fellows work directly with leading scientists to conduct waterfront research with their students, share and analyze data across a region-wide citizen science network, build interdisciplinary STEM curriculum, and in the process help students tackle the most pressing environmental issues facing our world today.

The fellowship is open to NYCDoE middle school teachers (grades 6-8) working in Title I designated schools. Schools from all five boroughs, regardless of proximity to the waterfront, are encouraged to apply. 

The grant provides significant financial, material, and technical support for individual teachers and whole schools.  

Applications are due November 30th, 2015 and the program kicks off at Pace on Tuesday February 9th, 2016. Information and application materials can be found here

For additional information, please contact:

SAMUEL JANIS

Project Manager, New York Harbor Foundation

Billion Oyster Project; harbor restoration and education with NYC Schools

BOP STEM Collaboratory; a teacher training fellowship at Pace University

cell: 917.284.2754

office: 212.458.0800 ext 6503

sjanis@nyharbor.org