Billion Oyster Project: Calling all New York Scientists!

Are you a community scientist interested in joining a Billion Oyster Project monitoring event at one of our community oyster reefs or field stations?

Information source: Billion Oyster Project website

Photography: nature.org

The monitoring season spans from early May to late October/early November. To learn more and contribute to Billion Oyster Project as a community scientist, please subscribe to the Community Scientist newsletter.

Billion Oyster Project’s Oyster Research Station (ORS) program is a key component of our educational initiatives to engage students, teachers, schools, and community members in environmental restoration and stewardship at the water’s edge. Adopting an ORS involves managing an 8 x 8 x 18 inch cage, with ~300 oysters, and periodically collecting data on oyster growth, water quality, and biodiversity.

The first step in adopting an ORS is attending a training. Upcoming trainings are currently on hold due to COVID-19. But a lot of information is available online and may be useful during these hard times to learn and prepare for the upcoming activities of this project.

For further information and resources, please visit:
https://www.billionoysterproject.org/community-science?mc_cid=c219acb74d&mc_eid=50341bb891

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