Join us at the New York Yacht Club on March 7, 2013! Come celebrate Harbor School’s 10 Year Anniversary as we honor four Founding Teachers for their dedicated service to all New York City youth. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent and live auctions as you learn about and support New York City’s only public high school dedicated to marine science and marine technology.
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Hurricane Sandy caused significant damage to telecommunication services in many parts of Lower Manhattan, including services to Governors Island. As you may know, Harbor School is still without permanent telephone and internet services. Our school is working with the NYC DOE to provide an interim solution while Verizon works to restore permanent services. In the meantime, you may reach the school at the numbers provided. Please note that these numbers do not accept voicemail. Thank you for your continued patience with the situation.
Downtown Express interviewed Harbor School’s Interim Acting Principal Edward Biedermann about the change of leadership.
“When I first interviewed for the job at the Harbor School, [co-founder and program director] Murray Fisher took me out on one of the school’s small passenger boats, around the harbor and under the Brooklyn Bridge. He was showing me what the experience is like for the school’s students, and I thought to myself, ‘This is clearly a place that’s providing something special.’” Edward Biedermann
NYC Media, the official television network of the City of New York, has been nominated for an Emmy in the Education category for its documentary: Classroom on the Water – The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School!
The film, produced and directed by Dean Irwin and featuring Mayor Bloomberg and Harbor School staff, students and supporters, highlights our historic move from Bushwick, Brooklyn to Governors Island. The documentary also offers an unusual look at what can be accomplished at a New York City public school whose maritime mission inspires every aspect of student education, gives it meaning, and lays a foundation for the future.
We are extremely proud and excited by this nomination. We would like to thank the NYC Media office, the filmmakers, our students, staff and supporters, and the ADEONA FOUNDATION, whose grant made the film possible.
The New York Emmy Awards, which recognize outstanding content in the industry, will be presented on Sunday, April 1 at the Times Square Marriott Marquis. To purchase tickets to the Emmy Awards, click here. We would love to see you there!
A message from Joe Gessert, Harbor School’s Dive Safety Officer and Dive Instructor:
I just spent a week in Maine attending the annual meetings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), the consortium that oversees underwater researchers and their standards and practices. After a steep learning curve and a two-year application process, our request for organizational membership was voted on by their board yesterday, and Harbor School was accepted as the first public high school in the AAUS. We join 138 other member institutions, primarily major research universities, as well as aquariums and consulting firms. A private boarding school in Hawaii is the only other high school member. A full list of organizational members is available at http://data.memberclicks.com/site/aaus/Paid_2011_OMs_August_1.pdf
On a practical level, this membership will help open new research opportunities and partnerships to our dive students (as well as possibilities for our marine science and robotics students), give them a strong addition to their college applications to major universities, give them a head start towards field work in the marine sciences, and hopefully bring in outside researchers for collaborative projects.
Thanks to all Harbor teachers for their flexibility and everyone in the administration, foundation, and oyster restoration project for their support of the program. Special thanks to outside Diving Control Board members Lenny Speregen and Michael Raftery for their expert consultation, without which this membership would not have been possible.
The First Annual Harbor School Regatta brought more than 450 supporters participated as sailors, spectators and revelers at the Post-Regatta BASH, raising significant funds to support New York City’s only public high school dedicated to maritime and environmental education. We were thrilled to have 4 America’s Cup Charters 12 meters and 12 of Manhattan Sailing Club’s J24s competing in the Regatta. Team Burnham won the 12 meter class on American Eagle; Virgin Atlantic won the non-spinnaker J24 class and the US Merchant Marine Academy won the spinnaker J24 class. Winners received a first edition Harbor School burgee as their prize. During the race MSNBC’s Willie Geist, NBC TODAY Show host Savannah Guthrie and former Harbor School board Chair John Deermount entertained spectators on Manhattan and America 2.0 from the Classic Harbor Line’s fleet.
Visit the newly created Harbor Gear section of the website for a complete Harbor outfit! Show your support of our mission! Help our students’ work towards restoring the health of New York’s Harbor. Shipping is included in the prices!