IAN in The Big Apple!
IAN traveled to New York City on February 9-13 for the Curriculum and Community Enterprise for New York Harbor Restoration in New York City Public Schools
project. This NSF-funded project, co-led by PACE University's School of Education
and the Billion Oyster Project
, aims to deliver environmental restoration education to New York City public schools. IAN is developing a digital platform that will allow students and teachers to access and analyze real time water quality data, view progress of restoration efforts, and create and access new curriculum. As part of the site visit, the IAN team met with the project partners and were introduced to the teachers who will participate in the first year of the fellowship program. The visit also included a ferry ride to Governor's Island to visit the offices of the Billion Oyster Project, and tour the New York Harbor School, as well as a visit to the New York Aquarium. IAN members involved in the project include Bill Dennison, Simon Costanzo, Tracey Saxby, Adrian Jones, Judy O'Neil, and Suzi Spitzer.