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Archives for March 2017

Billion Oyster Party- May 18th!

A Billion Reasons to Celebrate! The Billion Oyster Party is back for its fourth year on May 18th! Get treated to the ultimate oyster experience as we celebrate the movement to restore New York Harbor. At the event, guests will mingle with 50 oyster farmers from across the USA as they shuck and serve their oysters, enjoy bites from over 20 of NYC’s […]

Intro to New York Harbor Part 2: After the Clean Water Act

New York Harbor’s water is cleaner than it was 100 years ago and its biodiversity is on the rise thanks to laws like the Clean Water Act and the tireless work of water protectors- and you can be a part of it! New York Harbor’s health suffered tremendously with the rise of the city’s economy […]

Getting the Right Environmental Data into the Classroom

BOP students do hands-on environmental monitoring of their Oyster Restoration Stations at least four times a year.  But what do you do with that data once you have it? This February, public school teachers from all over New York City attended our professional development, “Data Analysis for Teachers, Part 1: Getting the right environmental data […]

Oysters and Nitrogen Removal from the Water Column

The BOP Curriculum Team is hard at work creating restoration education curriculum for our BOP teachers- our full curriculum archive lives on the BOP Digital Platform here, and it’s growing every day!  Last month, they rolled out the Nitrogen Cycle Investigation, which uses a classroom oyster aquarium as a microcosm for examining the global nitrogen […]

Nitrogen, Dead Zones, and New York Harbor

The BOP Curriculum Team is hard at work creating restoration education curriculum for our BOP teachers- our full curriculum archive lives on the BOP Digital Platform here, and it’s growing every day!  Last month, they rolled out the Nitrogen Cycle Investigation, which uses a classroom oyster aquarium as a microcosm for examining the global nitrogen […]

Intro to New York Harbor, Part 1: Before the Clean Water Act

New York Harbor’s abundance dazzled colonists and its superiority as a port turned the city into a manufacturing powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution.  But the Harbor that drove New York City’s extraordinary rise suffered the consequences of its growth. We’re going to start this history of New York Harbor in an unlikely place: Ohio. In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in […]

BCT Helps Raise $54,000 for the Billion Oyster Project!

Natural Partnership Continues to Grow Exciting Effort in New York Harbor HOUSTON, Texas – (Thursday, March 2, 2017) Building Conservation Trust (BCT), the national habitat program of Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), partnered with Billion Oyster Project (BOP) in New York last month for an exciting night of fundraising for marine habitat. “The evening brought a […]