Junior Explorers (Grades K-1) Bring your youngest students to explore the Hudson River! This program allows budding scientists to investigate various Park animals with scientific inquiry and nature-inspired crafts.
Go Fish! (Grades 2-5) This program introduces students to life under the Hudson River through hands-on activities including catch and release fishing, fish anatomy, touch tank discovery and an interactive life cycle game.
Garden Adventures (Grades 2-5) Students investigate the Park’s land-based plants and animals through a tree scavenger hunt, bird beak investigation and bird migration activity.
Food Web Fun (Grades 2-5) Plankton, tiny aquatic creatures, are essential to a healthy river and planet. Students use microscopes to examine live plankton and explore their important role in the Hudson River food web.
Pollution Solutions (Grades 3-8) Learn how waste water is treated in NYC and take a closer look at a common pollutant: plastic. Students will engineer solutions to water pollution by designing and testing a water filter.
Fish Biology (Grades 6-12) Students learn about fish biology and anatomy topics through a fish dissection, as well as catch and release fishing.
Plankton Ecology (Grades 6-12) Through a microscopic analysis of river samples, students examine the physical traits that define plankton. Students apply what they’ve learned to design and test their own plankton models.
Oyster Field Lab (Grades 9-12) Participate in research with the Park to understand the value of oysters in the Hudson River. Students will learn field science skills by monitoring live oysters and exploring estuary health.
Maritime Voyage (Grades 2-12) Students learn about NYC’s rich waterfront history while they explore a historic vessel, investigate maritime artifacts and practice nautical skills like knot tying.
Programs are available from April 10 - June 22, Tuesdays through Fridays.
Please be advised that selecting a date does not guarantee availability.
(“Participant”) hereby represents and warrants that we have obtained parental or guardian authorization and a liability waiver for each participant visiting Hudson River Park Trust’s (the “Trust”) facilities that are part of our program.
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