Adopt some oysters outside the classroom! Learn how to track oyster growth and identify organisms living among the oysters. Be “hands-on”!
About this Event
At our entry-level training, you will learn how to track oyster growth and identify organisms living among the oysters. The program is designed for schools, organizations, and individual community scientists who want to be “hands-on” in monitoring and restoring the New York Harbor Estuary.

During this training on Governors Island, you will learn to handle an Oyster Research Station (ORS) and work with a Community Reef. At the end of the training, you will be ready to either receive your own ORS, join an ORS at an already established site, or join the efforts at a Community Reef.

BOP provides a starter kit for the Oyster Measurement protocol, including basic equipment, supplies, live oysters, and a permitted waterfront site where you can safely conduct field science expeditions with your students or fellow team members.