Billion Oyster Project

The Billion Oyster Project and JPC

The Hungerford at JPC site is proud to be a part of the Billion Oyster Project.

Billion Oyster Project is restoring oyster reefs to New York Harbor in collaboration with New York City communities. Oyster reefs provide habitat for hundreds of species, and can protect our city from storm damage — softening the blow of large waves, reducing flooding, and preventing erosion along the shorelines.


JPC is one of the more than 100 schools across New York City involved in the Billion Oyster Project. This is a hands-on introduction to STEM education that invites students to engage with New York Harbor and trains them as scientists — working to solve a local environmental challenge.


This program at JPC is coordinated by Hungerford teacher Mr. Joseph Calcagno.


Check out the photos below of the students working on the Billion Oyster Project.

Classroom work for New York's Billion Oyster Project