Roy Arezzo


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Roy Arezzo, a native of Brooklyn, is a veteran NYC science teacher who has served as a department leader and curriculum developer in a variety of secondary education settings. He has a B.S. in biology from Marist College and received his Master in Environmental Science Education through CUNY. He is the recipient of several fellowships and teaching awards including the 2010 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science. Roy worked on the proposal for The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School and is the founding science teacher. He started the Harbor field class program and oyster gardening in collaboration with the NY/NJ Baykeeper in 2003. Roy has developed and taught courses in biology,  AP environmental science, research and marine science, and is now supervising the Aquaculture program as a CTE instructor and serving as head coach of the Harbor Rowing Team.  
Roy is actively involved in several community projects related to bicycle advocacy, estuary science, small boat handling, composting, local food systems and community gardens. Most summers, Roy volunteers to work on independent or group research projects that continue his education in science. When he is not in the field, on his bike or on the water he likes to see live music.