nyc-harbor-school-teachers-maritime.jpgTake a free ferry from Manhattan to Governors Island and within minutes, you are transported from the bustle of the city to a picturesque, spacious and uncrowded island.

Now the park, managed in part by the National Park Service, will be the new home of the Urban Assembly Harbor School, a public high school that focuses on environmentalism and is using New York’s waters as its living laboratory. The school also offers oyster aquaculture and scuba diving classes.

The school will be relocating to the island in September from its current landlocked location in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and students will take a ferry to get there.

(READ the story in the New York Times)

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