NYHS students learn the basics of environmental law and policy, and the citizen policy-making process, specifically as they apply to our CTE programs at the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School. The Marine Policy and Advocacy curriculum explores the nexus of citizen science and policymaking.
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Students will develop a clear understanding of the principles and applications of environmental/ marine policy and law through the study of the Maritime industry and oyster restoration in the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School. They will be able to communicate the role of citizen engagement in policy making, as well as the roles of community, education, and government in the development and implementation of law and policy in our waterways.
Over the 3 year program , students will:
These skills will allow students to pursue college and begin to think about the fields of environmental education, environmental law, environmental journalism, environmental management, environmental ethics, environmental policy, environmental remediation, urban planning and design, marine biology, natural resources and sustainable development, zoology, and specialized areas like desert studies, international environmental politics, and sustainable development management.
environmental ethicsThe discipline in philosophy that studies the moral relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status of, the environment and its non-human contents.