Learn more about our programs below!
Junior Explorers (Grades K-1) Bring your youngest students to investigate various Park animals with scientific inquiry and nature-inspired crafts.
Garden Adventures** (Grades 2-12) Students explore the Park’s native plant Habitat Garden while discovering terrestrial flora and fauna such as tree identification and bird behavior.
Fish Biology (Grades 2-12) Students are introduced to life under the Hudson River through hands-on activities including catch and release fishing and exploring fish anatomy.
Plankton Ecology* (Grades 2-12) Plankton, tiny aquatic creatures, are essential to a healthy river and planet. Students use microscopes to examine plankton and their important role in the ecosystem.
Pollution Solutions* (Grades 3-8) Learn how waste water is treated in NYC. Students will engineer solutions to water pollution by designing and testing a water filter.
(New) Climate & Our Coast* (Grades 8-12) Students will investigate the global and local impacts of climate change by exploring the carbon cycle and engineering solutions to sea level rise.
Oyster Field Lab (Grades 8-12) Participate in Park research to understand the value of oysters in the Hudson River. Students learn field science skills by monitoring live oysters and testing estuary health.
Maritime Voyage** (Grades 2-12) Students learn about NYC’s rich waterfront history by touring a historic vessel, investigating maritime artifacts and practicing nautical skills like knot tying.
* Available only at Pier 84
** Available only at Pier 66
Programs are available September 10 - November 27, 2019; Tuesday through Friday.
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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