The Billion Oyster Project: History and scientific research (1 of 2)

Unit 2: Citizen science, Student design
Lesson 9 of 13

Objective: Over the course of two lessons, students will be able to: 1) describe the causes of the oyster population decline in New York City; 2) explain the importance of oysters to healthy urban ecosystems; and 3) provide critical feedback to peers to improve argumentative writing.

Big Idea: New York was once home to a pristine harbor full of oyster. How might our understanding of the historical decline of oyster help us to understand effective strategies for oyster rehabilitation?

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Science, engineering design thinking, Citizen science
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