October 4, 2014
INVITES YOU TO
School is back in session! Join us on Thursday, October 23rd for a special morning tour of the New York Harbor School’s Billion Oyster Project!
Date: Thursday, October 23rd 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:30AM (meet at South Ferry. Boat leaves at 8:15 AM sharp!) We will be returning on the 10:30am ferry back to Manhattan
Billion Oyster Project (BOP) is a long-term, large-scale plan to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbor over the next twenty years and in the process educate thousands of young people in New York City about the ecology and economy of their local marine environment. BOP is a partnership of schools, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals all working together to grow oysters and make our city a healthier and more resilient place to live. This partnership also includes local, state, and federal regulatory agencies – the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – with whom we work closely to certify and monitor our aquaculture methodology and ongoing habitat restoration projects.
About the Harbor School:
Located in the heart of New York Harbor, and accessible only by ferry, Harbor School offers a unique, on-water learning experience for all its students.
Students learn to build and operate boats; spawn and harvest millions of oysters; design submersible, remotely-operated vehicles; conduct real-life research; and dive underwater. Students go on trips, tour colleges, hear and learn from experts in science and industry, and participate in the school’s on-going oyster restoration research program.