The City-As-School Aquatic Ecosystem Challenge!

October 21, 2013


New York City is surrounded by aquatic ecosystems.  Both the Hudson and East rivers are home to saltwater organisms ranging in size from enormous Humpback whales to microscopic algae.  On Manhattan island alone, billions of freshwater organisms thrive amid the hustle and bustle of the city.  Can you believe that most New Yorkers have no idea all of this is going on?

The 91 students taking part in this class are currently collaborating to research, design, and build three model aquatic ecosystems in 29-gallon aquaria.  Once mature, these three model aquatic ecosystems will be used by the entire City-As-School community to study Marine Biology, Limnology, and Estuarine Ecology for many years to come.

Please help our students have a rich scientific learning experience by donating to their cause!  All funds donated using the PayPal button below will go directly to purchasing tank-bred fish, plants, and invertebrates to populate the students’ tanks.

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