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IS 285 – Meyer Levin School

IS 285 Meyer Levin is another outstanding, founding member of the BOP Schools network. The IS 285 oyster gardening program is led by mathematics teacher James Passintino. Their restoration and research site is located at the docks of the Sebago Canoe Club in Mill Basin, Brooklyn. The dockside gardening site is PERFECT for field classes in marine science and on-water recreation opportunities. We hope that IS 285 students will take full advantage of their awesome site and that Sebago Canoe Club will host for more gardens and perhaps even a nursery.

BOP<-->MBRP: Oyster Genetics, Remote Sensing, and Mycofoam

MBRP has started 2014 with spunk. A select group of 10th grade marine research scholars are currently working on a project comparing the genetic differences between three eastern oyster groups – Muscungus Bay, Fishers Island, and wild type oysters from Soundview Park, Bronx.