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Bush Terminal Park: Apparently a Good Place to Be an Oyster

We introduced our Bush Terminal Park oysters to their new habitat early in the summer.  They were at the spat-on-shell stage; student interns had induced the broodstock to spawn just after the end of school, and we’d gotten a good set. It was the first of our new community reef sites, and we had high […]

When Do You Teach a Kid to Use a Ruler, and When Do You Give Them a Task that Requires Using a Ruler?  Practicing Inquiry in the Field

The CCERS Fellowship at Pace is a two‐year professional development program that trains teachers to engage their students in hands‐on environmental STEM and restoration ecology in New York Harbor.  The Fellowship is open to NYC Department of Education middle school teachers working in Title I funded schools.  Classes and trainings are taught by guest experts, […]

Can Habitat Restoration Improve Water Quality in Urban Estuaries?  September 2016 BOP-CCERS Colloquium

The CCERS Fellowship at Pace is a two‐year professional development program that trains teachers to engage their students in hands‐on environmental STEM and restoration ecology in New York Harbor.  The Fellowship is open to NYC Department of Education middle school teachers working in Title I funded schools.  Classes and trainings are taught by guest experts, […]

October Events & Volunteering

We’d love to see you in October!  Here are our upcoming events: Today-October 22:     New York Oyster Crawl Saturday, October 1:  OystoberFest Saturday, October 1:  BOP/Harbor School at NYC PTA Expo Friday, October 7:  Volunteer Day Thursday, October 20-Sunday, October 23:  Food Film Festival Sunday, October 30:  Oyster Social, I & W Oyster Co. […]

September News Roundup

A lot of press this month, and Samantha Schmidt’s piece in the New York Times is what started it all… See below for just a selection from the coverage we’ve gotten!  From New Delhi to Ireland to the South China Sea, the world’s heard about BOP this month.  But our local partnerships are still our most crucial– […]

Jamaica Bay Reef: Under Way!

50,000 OYSTERS BEING INSTALLED IN JAMAICA BAY TO HELP IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND PROTECT WETLANDS Oyster beds will be composed of broken porcelain, harvested from recycled toilets as part of City’s Water Conservation Program Oyster beds deflect and reduce the energy of waves, helping to protect critical wetlands 50,000 oysters contribute to the Harbor School’s […]

Save the Date: Harbor School Awards Dinner 2017!

Join us for the Third Annual Harbor School Awards Dinner to benefit the programs of Urban Assembly New York Harbor School & the Work of Billion Oyster Project Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6 pm: Cocktails & Silent Auction 7:30: Dinner & Awards New York Yacht Club To find out more, contact cchristensen@nyharbor.org.

Adventure in the city, support BOP, and taste specialty dishes at the Billion Oyster Crawl!

On September 16, BOP is launching the second annual Billion Oyster Passport, to coincide with the kickoff to the Fifth Annual New York Oyster Week, a celebration of the role of the oyster in the history, culture, cuisine, ecology and economy of New York State.  The OysterHood, a community for oyster producers, distributors, chefs and […]

Harbor Estuary Program Listening Session & Youth Summit

New York Harbor Foundation, The New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP), and the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School are pleased to invite you and your high school age student group to join us for a HEP Listening Session and youth-focused environmental summit on Governors Island, Sunday, September 18th from noon – 4:00pm. […]

Race to Restore

Join us 9/16! Get your tickets here for the New York Harbor Regatta, NYC’s largest charity regatta, and the Regatta Bash! Support Billion Oyster Project & the programs of Urban Assembly New York Harbor School while you celebrate the restoration of New York Harbor with the NYC maritime and restoration communities!