Climate and Our Coast (Pier 57)


Investigate the impacts of climate change on NYC’s shorelines through a hands-on engineering challenge. This program occurs in the Pier 57 Discovery Tank, a climate controlled indoor space.

Program Objectives:
• Students will be able to define and identify the ecological significance of an Estuary
• Students will be able to define weather and climate
• Students will be able to describe the impacts on sea level rise on NYC’s shorelines
• Students will be able to identify ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint

Program Activities:
• Watershed Geography and Brackish Water Experiment
• Introduction to Climate Change
• Hands-on Shoreline Engineering Challenge

Offered At

Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park’s River Project hosts a series of free and low-cost environmental education programs for organized groups using the Hudson River waterfront as its classroom. Our field trip programs connect students with the River and Park through fun, enriching STEM activities that inspire each student’s inner scientist. Explore unique educational spaces throughout the Park: experience interactive games at the Discovery Tank at Pier 57, meet native marine species at the Pier 40 Wetlab aquarium, discover the unique shoreline of Pier 26, explore fascinating tide pools and a lush salt marsh at Gansevoort Peninsula and more!

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Science, Ecosystems, Weather And Climate, Climate, Conservation


30 students


90 min.


Field Trip


6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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