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Updates from YeukSze Leong of P.S. 126, Manhattan Academy of Technology

By Heather Flanagan
May 31, 2016

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Last year, Math teacher YeukSze Leong of P.S. 126 joined the NSF-funded Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) as a part of our Cohort One.  Check out her update below!

“I teach at P.S. 126/Manhattan Academy of Technology, a preK – 8 school located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan a block away from the East River.  The past few months have been quite an adventure for one of my 8th grade Math Exploration classes because of their participation in the Billion Oyster Project.  So far we have visited our oyster restoration station at the Lower East Side Ecology Center three times.  Not only did our mathematical analysis of the data collected over time reveal that our oysters have been growing in size, our most recent visit brought us amazing views of an unexpected underwater garden made up of sessile invertebrates on the tiles we attached to the bottom of the oyster station.  My students can’t wait to return in a month to see what other interesting animals and organisms they will find!” Screenshot 2016-05-23 18.12.48

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