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Marine Science Explorations

Calendar Current session started Sep 23, 2020 , runs for 6 weeks

Explore the Marine Environment!

Grades 6-12

Wednesdays, 4-6pm

Sept 23 - Oct 28


This hands-on, discovery-based program will explore the marine environment of the East River. Learn about and help maintain our oyster habitat, fish and sein for creatures living right in our boat basin, get your feet wet and hands dirty identifying marine species, and understand water quality and human impact on our marine ecosystems.

This program occurs mostly outdoors. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather, and wear clothes that can get a little dirty and wet.

Approved face coverings must be worn at all times. Good hand hygiene will be practiced.


Volunteer - Billion Oyster Project
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Volunteer - Billion Oyster Project


Become a Billion Oyster Project Volunteer at SUNY Maritime College and you will be part of a movement to re-establish oysters in the East River and help restore our local waters!

Volunteers meet weekly to work as part of a team to collect data and help maintain Oyster Restoration Stations. Tasks include: assessing site conditions, monitoring weather, water quality testing, measuring oysters, monitoring co-habitating organisms, and settlement ecosystems. Data is collected and shared with dozens of additional Oyster Restoration Stations around New York Harbor.

Ages: High school through Adult

Eligibility: Individuals and groups welcome. Get ready to get your hands dirty and your feet wet!

More info: Contact the Waterfront at (718) 409-2447 or

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