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 the science behind water quality and measure the health of estuary through river sampling. 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.
Oysters and Water Quality (Grades 9-12) Measure oysters and learn about their value in filtering pollutants. Students will also engage in collaborative water chemistry experiments while 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 September 12 - November 17, Tuesdays through Fridays.
Please be advised that selecting a date does not guarantee availability.
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