A New York High School Is Using Oysters In Its Curriculum–And To Protect The City’s Coastline #makereducation
Great piece from FastCoExist on a NYC high school that’s developed a curriculum which immerses students in the local ecosystem.
At the Harbor School, literature classes leaned to Life on the Mississippi, math problems ran to boats. Today, it’s forging a unique effort to make ordinary city kids thrive as leaders in and on the urban waterfront. It admits students by lottery, so a young person from landlocked Queens can as easily gain admission as anyone who grew up sailing. In 2010, the school moved its operations to Governors Island (it was founded in 2003), a cupcake-shaped former military base. Now it’s in the midst of rolling out a three-year curriculum that aims to lock in competitive skills through on-water experience.
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