This week we rode the Staten Island ferry across our historic, polluted harbor for a field trip. We met Tanasia Swift from the Billion Oyster Project who taught us about our sewer system, threats to our waterways, and the promise of filter-feeding oysters. Then we visited the home and studio of eco-artist Tattfoo Tan who led us through several unique exercises intended to unleash our imagination in order to overcome obstacles. He also introduced us to his chicken, 5PM (PM = Poop Machine)! The sun came out on our ferry ride home, revealing the stunning panorama of New York City, our collective home.


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