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The Billion Oyster Project

posted Jun 5, 2017, 10:17 AM by Joanna Gillen

We are proud of all of our students who have been involved in the The Billion Oyster Project this year. This program is an ecosystem restoration project which aims to restore one billion live oysters to the New York Harbor.  Oysters filter the water, provide a habitat for other species, and can reduce the force of tidal energy.  Classes at McKinley, led by Ms. Prazenica and Ms. Barrett, have joined the BOP and have an oyster restoration station at the American Veterans Memorial Pier in Bay Ridge. Their classes have been taking trips to the pier to collect data on the oysters and measure the water quality.  Data is then submitted to the BOP and the students gain a greater appreciation for our harbor. 

Keep up the great work!!







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