FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06-18
Charles G. Sturcken
Commissioner Emily Lloyd Welcomes Students to Living Harbor
Wet Lab Aboard Schooner Peking at South Street Seaport
set sail aboard schooner Pioneer in New York Harbor to test skills
Tuesday, April 25th
- 10:30 am. Wet Lab presentation, Schooner Peking
- 12:30 – 2 pm. Sail on Schooner Pioneer
Living Harbor Wet Lab Classroom, on board
Schooner Peking at South Street Seaport, Pier 16,
South end of Fulton Street, on the East River.
Commissioner Emily Lloyd will greet a group
of approximately 30 ninth grade students from the High School
for Environmental Studies and their teachers at a presentation
by South Street Museum’s educators at the Museum’s
Living Harbor Wet Lab Classroom. The students have
been studying the New York City water supply system in their “Introduction
to the Environment” class. The visit to the Living
Harbor Wet Lab will focus on educating the students about
New York Harbor and its marine life. The Wet Lab is located
on board the Schooner Peking docked at
Pier 16, of South Street Seaport.
The Wet Lab visit will be followed by lunch
and a 90 minute sail aboard the Seaport’s Museum’s
1885 sailing Schooner Pioneer. The
vessel, which was refurbished by the South Street Seaport
Museum, is dedicated to recreating 19th century sailing. Students
will help raise the sails, test harbor water, examine harbor
ecosystems and practice knot tying and chart reading.
This is the first of a series of hands on water supply and
harbor water education initiatives scheduled
to take place with the cooperation of the South Street
Seaport Museum and the New York City Department of Environmental
Protection as well as the Catskill Watershed Corporation
and upstate watershed school groups.
Reporters are welcome to board the Peking and
observe the Wet Lab class presentation.
DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd, and staff South Street Seaport
High School for Environmental Studies, teachers and students
Council on the Environment of New York City