Hudson River Park Estuary Lab

Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab offers hands-on education and interactive scientific research that communicates the ecological importance of the Park’s 400-acre estuarine sanctuary. Through the Estuary Lab’s parkwide programs from Chambers Street to W. 59th Street, visitors are invited to experience the River as a living laboratory for community engagement and stewardship. Environmental education classes invite students to interact with the river and park through enriching and fun activities that will awaken the scientist within. Program topics include catch & release fishing, fish anatomy, plankton, food webs, water quality, human impacts, plants and insects.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

School

Programs allow students to interact with the river and park through enriching and fun activities. They can practice catch and release fishing, learn about fish anatomy, go on a land-based scavenger hunt, investigate food webs, investigate the Hudson River’s water quality, and more. The Maritime Voyage program incorporates historical artifacts and storytelling as students learn about the New York waterfront, parts of a ship, and how to tie three knots.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Social Studies

topics covered:
Birds, ecology, marine life, maritime history, navigation, pollution

contact info
Name: Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab.
Phone: 212-627-2020

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Max. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Partial/full fee waiver may be available. Accessible To: n/a.

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

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Hudson River Park Estuary Lab

Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab offers hands-on education and interactive scientific research that communicates the ecological importance of the Park’s 400-acre estuarine sanctuary. Through the Estuary Lab’s parkwide programs from Chambers Street to W. 59th Street, visitors are invited to experience the River as a living laboratory for community engagement and stewardship. Environmental education classes invite students to interact with the river and park through enriching and fun activities that will awaken the scientist within. Program topics include catch & release fishing, fish anatomy, plankton, food webs, water quality, human impacts, plants and insects.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Camp

Campers can learn about river science, ecology, navigation, and more with a hands-on program. Activities might include catch and release fishing, exploring the park’s habitats, using nets to catch and study plankton, and learning about a docked historic vessel.

topics covered:
Animals, ecology, marine life, maritime history

contact info
Name: Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab.
Phone: 212-627-2020

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Max. 30 campers. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Partial/full fee waiver may be available. Accessible To: n/a.

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

View Lesson Plan>>

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