• Arsenal CO House

    Volunteer on Governors Island

    Spend some quality time on Governors Island – as a volunteer!  The Governors Island volunteer corps performs critical tasks from maintaining the Island’s lush landscapes to enhancing the visitor experience. With 172 acres, there’s a lot of ground to cover and many ways to lend a hand. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil gardening retreat or a lively social scene, the robust Volunteer Program has something for everyone. Volunteering on Governors Island is easy! Just follow these four steps: Review our available positions below and find one that’s right for you. Fill out a quick, easy online application. Attend a volunteer orientation and training. Have fun! Team Volunteering Spend a rewarding half day digging in the dirt! Available…

  • Urban Assembly Harbor School

    The Billion Oyster Project

    Students at Harbor School, a public high school on Governors Island, are in the process of seeding our harbor with a billion oysters.  Rachel Nuwer details their efforts in a recent Edible Brooklyn post: Now, a team of determined New Yorkers wants to bring those bivalves back, albeit for something other than eating. Last April they launched an initiative called the Billion Oyster Project, which largely relies on the efforts of students at the New York Harbor School on Governors Island, within casting distance of the Statue of Liberty. As its name implies, that public school sits smack dab on the NYC harbor, a boon for its water-heavy curriculum whose topics…