Introduction to New York Harbor Class focuses on a scientific, cultural, historical, and geographic introduction to the New York Harbor and the various water bodies that make up the estuary. This Freshman course is also the students’ introduction to the seven Career and Technical Education programs of study: Aquaculture, Marine Biology Research, Marine Policy and Advocacy Marine Systems Technology, Ocean Engineering, Professional Diving, and Vessel Operations. Students visit different sections of the estuary and meet environmentalists, boat builders, industry personnel, waterfront advocates and others professionals. Students also study specific scientific concepts. They compare and contrast the water bodies in terms of their physical make-up, aquatic life, industrial uses, environmental issues, and restoration work.
A semi-enclosed coastal body of water which has a free connection with the open sea.