The BOP CCERS project has a number of partners working cohesively to improve NY Harbor health and STEM learning for New York City middle school students. Credit: BOP website

The River Project at Pier 40

Dylan Taillie ·
22 June 2016
Science Communication | Applying Science | 

The week of June 6th brought strong winds to the east coast along with the 2nd annual workshop meeting of Billion Oyster Projects Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP CCERS) project members. This was a weeklong series of events and meetings in NYC that gave project leaders both a chance to reflect on the year's achievements and to tweak project goals for the third, and final year of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project.

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The view off the front of the ferry upon arriving at Governors Island on Friday morning. Credit: Dylan Taillie

New York Harbor NSF STEM Project Design Week, Part 2

Dylan Taillie ·
7 July 2015
Science Communication | Learning Science | 

On Friday, June 19th, Judy O’Neil, Suzi Spitzer and I had our final exciting stop on a three-day trip to New York City that so far had been lively, productive, and engaging. This was the day of the inaugural BOP STEM Symposium out at Governors Island, what was to be a massive gathering of middle and high school students, teachers, and partners on the STEM project. This event helped to finally put some faces (all smiles) to the work that we have been doing over the past few months.

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We often took the Ferry from Jersey City over to Manhattan. Credit: Dylan Taillie

New York Harbor NSF STEM Project Design Week, Part 1

Dylan Taillie ·
2 July 2015
Science Communication | Learning Science | 

On June 17th and 18th, Judy O’Neil, Simon Costanzo, Suzi Spitzer and I traveled north to New York City to attend a series of meetings and events leading up to the inaugural Billion Oyster Project Symposium. This very productive trip will be split into two blog posts, one for the first two days of events, talks, and meetings, and another for the official Billion Oyster Project Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium on Friday, June 19th.

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Entrance to New York Aquarium along the Coney Island boardwalk.

A visit to the New York Aquarium: Seeing the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Bill Dennison ·
18 December 2014
Learning Science |     7 comments

As part of our collaborative Harbor School project with the Billion Oyster Project--Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) team, I visited the New York Aquarium in December 2014, two years following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The Aquarium is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society who also run four New York City zoos (Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo).

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Billion Oyster Project logo with Manhattan skyline in the background.

Growing minds through growing oysters

Simon Costanzo ·
18 November 2014
Learning Science | 

In late October 2014, I travelled to New York City to represent IAN at the media launch of a new National Science Foundation (NSF) project based in New York Harbor and led by PACE University. It’s a pretty big deal to receive major funding from the NSF and this is the first NSF project that I have been involved in. For it to be based in one of the most famous cities in the world is an added bonus.

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