RED HOOK — Red Hook will have a chance to learn about New York’s waterways and how they’re being protected by a group of environmentally conscious middle school students this week.
More than 70 students became “stewards of their environment” for Camp RESTORE, a summer program that focused on learning about STEM subjects and actively protecting the city’s harbor, coordinators said.
The camp will culminate in a community event at Red Hook’s Miccio Center on Friday where the sixth-to-eighth grade students from P.S. 32, P.S. 676, P.S. 15 will “really have a chance to show off their new knowledge,” said Jennifer Zanger, division director for South Brooklyn after-school programs.
At the event, smaller groups of students will talk about their summer restoration work, which included lessons in marine biology and ocean engineering, kayaking in Jamaica Bay and helping to restore one billion oysters to the New York Harbor.
Camp RESTORE launched in 2013 but has grown and expanded this year with support from Good Shepherd Services, the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, the New York Harbor Foundation and Time Water Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative.
Camp RESTORE’s community event will be held Aug. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Miccio Center, located at 110 West Ninth St. in Red Hook.