Open to: All teachers.
Opportunity at a Glance: The Billion Oyster Project (BOP) is an inquiry-driven STEM curriculum that engages students and teachers in environmental restoration research in a local marine ecosystem. Educators looking for new and meaningful ways to do field-based science education in New York City can use BOP’s Underwater Robotics program to get started or advance their existing STEM curriculum. During this two-day, hands-on workshop, participating teachers will learn to build and operate their own remotely operated underwater vehicle used to monitor oyster restoration stations and other environmental conditions in New York Harbor. All knowledge, skills, and equipment in this workshop can be easily turn-keyed to students and BOP will provide follow-up tech support to help teachers implement the program. BOP will also provide all participants with essential resources needed to build an experimental oyster reef tank in their classroom.
Key dates: Friday, April 7 and Wednesday, May 17.
Location: New York Harbor
Registration deadline: Friday, March 31.
Take action: Talk to your principal, then register to attend.
For more information: Contact the NYC DOE STEM team.