Life in the Hudson (Pier 57)


Learn about anatomy, adaptations and biodiversity through games and creative activities.

Program Objectives:
• Students will be able to define and identify the ecological significance of an estuary
• Students will be able to identify fish and various other organisms in the Hudson River
• Students will be able to identify adaptations fish use to survive in the Hudson River
• Students will be able to define ways they can contribute to the health of the Hudson River and its wildlife

Program Activities:
• Watershed Geography and Brackish Water Experiment
• Fish Anatomy Activity
• Food Web Fun
• Exploration of the Discovery Tank’s Touchscreen Games

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, Adaptation, Climate, Conservation


30 students


90 min.


Field Trip


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, K

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