Start Something in STEM at Molloy College... Tour our CERCOM Field Station located at the historic Blue Points Oyster Hatchery in West Sayville. CERCOM is a newly developed science research center and monitoring station on the Great South Bay and is committed to advancing knowledge and developing solutions to environmental problems in coastal ecosystems through a network of group-cooperative monitoring activities, captive breeding programs, and research.

CERCOM gives you an extraordinary hands-on opportunity at the undergraduate level. There has never been a better time to conduct environmental research explore new opportunities in ecosystem health, energy resources, geographic information systems (GIS), human ecology and more.

Save the Date: May, 22, 2019 - Women in Science - Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sylvia Earle

  • Free Event for all High School Students in the NYC and Long Island area and their instructors 
  • Evening Event - Meet Dr. Earle is a fee based event offering dinner / a fundraiser for the Earth and Environmental Science Scholarship - for more information Regina Gorney, or call 516.323.3594.
  • Register

Dr. Sylvia Earle smiling with her arms crossed.

Dr. Sylvia A. Earle is Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, Founder of the Sylvia Earle Alliance (S.E.A.) / Mission Blue, Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research Inc. (DOER), Chair of the Advisory Council for the Harte Research Institute and former Chief Scientist of NOAA. Author of more than 200 publications and leader of more than 100 expeditions with over 7,000 hours underwater, Dr. Earle is a graduate of Florida State University with M.A. and PhD. degrees from Duke University and 27 honorary doctorates. Her research concerns the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystems and development of technology for access to the deep sea. She is the subject of the Emmy® Award Winning Netflix documentary, Mission Blue, and the recipient of more than 100 national and international honors and awards including being named Time Magazine's first Hero for the Planet, a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, 2014 UNEP Champion of the Earth, Glamour Magazine's 2014 Woman of the Year, member of the Netherlands Order of the Golden Ark, and winner of the 2009 TED Prize, the Walter Cronkite Award, the 1996 Explorers Club Medal, the Royal Geographic Society 2011 Patron's Medal, and the National Geographic 2013 Hubbard Medal.

Saturday Science for Students (Fall/ Spring semesters)

Saturday Science for Students at The Explorers Club in New York City is open to Faculty and Students, and is free with student ID.

Date: Saturday
Hours: Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a light breakfast, lecture begins at 10 a.m.
Presenter: Scientists in STEM discipline
Topic: My Journey to a Career in the sciences

  • For more information, contact Regina Gorney, 516.323.3594
  • Please call 212.628.8383 to reserve a seat

CERCOM By the Numbers



on the Great South Bay


Cooperative partners and advisory

council member groups


HSC Monitoring Sites from the Tip of Montauk to the Tip of Brooklyn


Species of crustacean named

after CERCOM's director

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Dr. John T. Tanacredi
1000 Hempstead Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002