Harbor SEa, Air, and Land (SEALs) program is an after-school scientific monitoring program dedicated to the study of the natural resources of the New York Harbor Estuary. SEALs scholars gain knowledge of the complex interactions and impacts of the land around and the air above the Estuary’s water resources. The SEALs work continuously to help bring back the harbor seal, a top consumer, to our waters, which would signify that our Estuary is healthy once again.
In addition to supporting SEALs scholars’ intellectual development, the program also offers a physical fitness component in Japanese Martial Arts, providing students the opportunity to strengthen their body, mind, and spirit through rigorous and structured physical exercise.
SEALs scholars also take part in many field trips throughout the year, including ocean sampling aboard school and other seafaring vessels, ecological studies in the Hudson River Valley near West Point, and professional development trips to college open houses and internship/job fairs.