project leader
Adam R
Kaiser Park
(Coney Island)
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the project

 It's My Estuary Day is more than just a coastal cleanup. This is a day where we connect community to nature while providing education through having fun. This event is open to the community as well as serves as a field trip for NYC public and private schools. There will be various educational organizations exhibiting and partnering with us like The Coney Island Aquarium, The Billion Oyster Project, The New York Harbor School, Big Apple Divers, John Dewey High School and Kingsborough Community College just to mention a few. We will be cleaning up our shoreline and park while encouraging good community stewardship for our next generations to come. L&B Spumoni Gardens pizza will be served along with Nathan's hot dogs and Gabilla knishes to represent the culture of Coney Island. Through the NY State Marine Education Association we will be performing an ROV (Remote operated vehicle/aka underwater drone). We will be live streaming video from the bottom of the Coney Island Creek onto 2 large flat screen televisions while teachers and marine scientists discuss what they are viewing real time. Students will be educated on what rov's are being used for as a career and how we are now using rov's to monitor areas of the oceans to measure pollution as well as track the buildup of plastic containers. Students will be educated on why it's important to minimize single use plastic items. There will be arts and crafts on hand for the younger children and will all be marine science in nature. This event is open to everyone but really caters to teachers and students in underserved communities where there is a highly dense population. Students will also be taught the basics about scuba diving as we help create awareness that there is scuba diving in our waters and a ton of historical shipwrecks to explore.

the steps

* Saturday May 20th, 2023 in Kaiser Park, Coney Island

* Purchase supplies

* Lock in Brooklyn Bridge Park Boat House to provide the kayaks and staff

* Purchase sustainable plants 

* Purchase arts and crafts

why we're doing it

This event brings the community and schools together in an open beautiful park alongside the NY Harbor overlooking the Verrazanno Bridge. It creates a sense of belongingness to our community. We provide plenty of snacks, beverages and food to all participants. We focus on educating students and the community on all things marine science with an emphasis on all things local to our Brooklyn waters. This event serves as a field trip so teachers in underserved communities can bring their students out to the park without having to worry about a budget or spending. We take on that for the educators.




ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 5% N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee 3% $91.37
TOTAL TO RAISE $6,091.37


Food for students and attendees (breakfast, snacks and lunch) - $2,000,

Kayakers, staff and on water insurance - $1,300,

sustainable plants to plant in the park $1,000,

Supplies - $700

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.



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