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Curriculum and Community Enterprise for New York Harbor Restoration in New York City Public Schools
Research consistently shows that children who have opportunities to actively investigate natural settings and engage in problem-based learning greatly benefit from the experiences. They gain skills, interests, knowledge, aspirations, and motivation to learn more. But how can we provide these rich opportunities in densely populated urban areas where resources and access to natural areas are limited? This project will develop and test a model of curriculum and community enterprise to address that issue within the nation's largest urban school system. Middle school students will study New York harbor and the extensive watershed that empties into it, and they will conduct field research in support of restoring native oyster habitats.

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Curriculum and Community Enterprise for New York Harbor Restoration in New York City Public Schools
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Development of Curriculum + Community Enterprise for Restoration Science: A Formative Model for Educational Partnerships
"The Curriculum + Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (CCERS) is an educational model designed to increase the quality and effectiveness of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (STEM-C) education…
Billion Oyster Project: Linking Public School Teaching and Learning to the Ecological Restoration of New York Harbor Using Innovative Applications of Environmental and Digital Technologies
"Research consistently shows that children who have opportunities to actively investigate natural settings and engage in problem-based learning greatly benefit from the experiences. They gain skills, interests, knowledge, aspirations, and…
Curriculum and Community Enterprise for the Restoration of New York Harbor through New York City Public Schools
Watch Video Research consistently shows that children who have opportunities to actively investigate natural settings and engage in problem-based learning greatly benefit from the experiences. They gain skills, interests, knowledge,…
Press Conference to Launch Billion Oyster Project Schools Program
Posted by: Lauren Birney. This is a local news article discussing our recent press conference (Oct. 30) to announce the NSF grant and funding for the BOP Schools Program.
Pace University To Lead Consortium Awarded $5m NSF Grant For "Curriculum And Community Enterprise For New York Harbor Restoration In New York City Public Schools”
"Pace Universitys School of Education Assistant Clinical Professor Lauren Birney Ed. D joined with former President Bill Clinton and New York Harbor School co-founder Murray Fisher on Thursday, September 4…