“It’s My Estuary” Day on Coney Island!

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Date(s) - 06/03/2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kaiser Park along Coney Island Creek


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At Kaiser Park along Coney Island Creek, on  Saturday, June 3rd, 2017


NYMS at  It’s My Estuary 2014:

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Join us!

On Saturday, June 3rd, for a day of service, learning and celebration along the Coney Island Creek in Kaiser Park!

It’s My Estuary Day  starts with a morning coastal cleanup, and all  morning into  early afternoon various marine education exhibition tables–INCLUDING NYMS’ MICROSCOPY TABLE, with Guy DeBaere, Jay Holmes, and John Scott!

Schools demonstrating  students’ work:

John Dewey High School (JDHS), Rachel Carson High School (RCHS), Murrow High School, Maxwell CTE HS, PS 188, PS/IS 288, IS 228, IS 239, IS 281 and KECSS.

JDHS, RCHS, Murrow, IS 228, and IS 281 will orchestrate a launch of underwater ROVs!

Live Oyster Demonstration by PS/IS 288 & Bureau of Parks.






Orientation and Education Stations

  1. Underwater Robotics
  2. Oyster Monitoring
  3. Diving Demonstrations
  4. Water Chemistry
  5. Seining – NYMS!
  6. Microscope Viewing of Plankton – NYMS!
  7. Environmental Organizations and Table Top Displays


Councilman Mark Treyger, Deputy Borough President

Diana Reyna, NYSMEA BMSEA Robotics

Awards-Lane Rosen (JDHS)

Dedication and Host Talks

10:00am Coastal Clean Up
Noon – 3pm Lunch, Networking, Entertainment, More Service and Learning


Be social!

Social media enables events and their planners to have long-term, nuanced, shifting interactions with attendees. Social participation during and after live events is a key factor in engaging your audience and establishing a sense of community.

We already have the hashtag: #itsmyestuary. Include it in all social messaging relevant to the event, any special content promoted on blogs or traditional media, as well as any physical promotional materials—such as posters or flyers—advertising the event.




Estuary Day Hashtag: #itsmyestuary.

Follow the  Twitter list

Use participants’ handles when you mention them on your tweets! Find below the Twitter accounts of some of the participants with social media presence:

  • NYCDOE @NYCSchools
  • John Dewey High School @JDHS_Dragons
  • Edward R. Murrow High School @EdwardRMurrowHS
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection @NYCWater
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation @NYSDEC
  • NYC Partnerships for Parks @NYCParks
  • NYC Department of Sanitation @NYCSanitation
  • New York Aquarium @NYAquarium
  • New York State Marine Education Association @NYSMEA
  • Coney Island History Project @ConeyHistory
  • US Navy Sea Perch Project @seaperch
  • Billion Oyster Project @BillionOyster
  • The Historical Diving Society @HDSUSA
  • Japan Society of the Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs @japansociety
  • CUNY Kingsborough Community College @CUNYkcc
  • Science and Resilience Institute @ Jamaica Bay/New York Sea Grant @nyseagrant
  • Waterfront Alliance – @OurWaterfront
  • National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools – @EcoSchoolsUSA
  • Gotham Whale @gothamwhale
  • Stem Pilot @STEMPilot
  • CI Beautification Project @cibproject1
  • American Littoral Society @littoralsociety
  • PS/IS 288 Coney Island @288Eagles
  • DOE District 21 @D21_Community
  • Mark Twain IS 239 @twain239
  • City Parks Foundation @CPFNYC
  • Partnerships for Parks @PfPNYC
  • NYC Organics  @NYCzerowaste

Other participants:

New York Microscopical Society

American Littoral Society

Brooklyn Marine STEM Education Alliance

Captain Mike’s Diving

Community Board 13

Coney Island Beautification Project

Coney Island Explorers

Coney Island Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts

Cultural Research Divers

Historical Diving Society

NYC Department of Education, Department of STEM

IS 228, David A. Boody

IS 239, Mark Twain

IS 281, Joseph B. Cavallaro

Kingsboro Early College Secondary School

PS 188, Michael E. Berdy

PS/IS 288, The Shirley Tanyhill School

Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies

William Maxwell High School

Local Divers Union, 1556

New York District Council of Carpenters

STEM Pilot

South Brooklyn STEAM Engineering Pipeline

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring of NYC Parks-NRG






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