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Archives for May 2016

Meet the Fellows 2016: Olivia Bello

The BOP-CCERS Fellowship at Pace University is a two-year professional development and training program designed to give teachers the knowledge and tools to engage their students in hands-on restoration science in New York Harbor.  This is our second year of the program, and the first year in which we have two cohorts overlapping. The program is […]

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

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 […]

Announcing the BOP Research Symposium

JUNE 10TH, 10AM- 2:30PM Come join us on Governors Island as we showcase the outstanding restoration science work of BOP students! The Annual Billion Oyster Project Research Symposium will bring together a diverse community of schools, scientists, and partner organizations from across New York Harbor for a day of networking, co-learning, and celebration.  The goals […]

June BOP Event Roundup

It’s the height of the BOP year, and we have a LOT going on.  Here’s what you need to know to BOPify your June calendar: June 2, 6-8: Art in the Spirit of BOP: Join Harbor School’s Visual Arts Club at the opening of their show at South Street Seaport Museum’s Melville Gallery June 6: […]

Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe Hokulea Coming to Governors Island!

As you read this, the Hokulea Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe is on its last leg heading towards NYC, and when it comes in to port, the voyagers will be welcomed by Harbor students and BOP stalwarts.  The ethos that drives the sailors on Hokulea complements that of BOP: a desire to reconnect to traditional maritime skills, a respect for the environment, and a […]

May BOP News Roundup

It was a big media month for BOP.  What follows is just a representative smattering of the coverage we’ve received lately… 5/9: Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle sought out Murray’s comments on the proposed— and potentially disastrous— Wallabout Channel Power Barge. 5/10: BOP in NYT: Alexandra Levine covered us in New York Today: The […]

Updates from Valerie Green Thomas at M.S. 390, Bronx

This year, M.S. 390 Humanities teacher Valerie Green Thomas joined the NSF-funded Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) as a part of Cohort Two.  Her students are busy preparing for future visits to their oyster restoration station by engaging in BOP’s in-class curriculum.  Check out Valerie’s story below! ” ‘What do you know […]

Meet the Fellows 2016: Aniline Amoguis

The BOP-CCERS Fellowship at Pace University is a two-year professional development and training program designed to give teachers the knowledge and tools to engage their students in hands-on restoration science in New York Harbor.  This is our second year of the program, and the first year in which we have two cohorts overlapping. The program is […]

BOP Schools and Citizen Science Partner Spotlight: Stephanie Wortel

Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) is a community of students and teachers, professional scientists and citizen scientist volunteers, schools, universities, businesses, and community organizations, all working together to conduct oyster restoration-based scientific research in New York Harbor.  BOP-CCERS is funded through a three-year educational research grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division […]

If You’re Only Going to Read One Oyster Book This Year, Oscar’s Day Out Is It!

Oscar’s Day Out, as the back cover tells us, “follows Oscar the Oyster and his life in the city.  He teaches us about all his friends and how they can help the environment.”  It features ridiculously adorable drawings of the titular anthropomorphic oyster, and such fantastic lines as “My ocean was lonely and people stopped fishing. […]