Explore current sources of water pollution in NYC, including plastics, and our connection to the health of local waterways. Students will observe the inner workings of a combined sewer system, conduct a rapid plastics survey and discuss ways to support conservation.
-Students will define and identify the ecological significance of an Estuary
-Students will identify basic elements of NYC’s waste water treatment process
-Students will identify ways in which they can reduce water pollution
-Students will define plastics and their impact on the environment
Hudson River Park's River Project is in the process of determining our availability for programs next season. You can sign up here to receive updates about the Park’s education and science programming. You can also learn more about the Hudson River using our free environmental education lessons, including the STEM Activity of the Week, on our Educator Resource page.
Hudson River Park’s River Project hosts free and low-cost environmental education programs for school groups, summer camps, and the general public, using the Hudson River waterfront as its classroom. Students can also have the opportunity to visit native fish at the River Project Wetlab, a marine science field station that features a 3,500-gallon flow-through aquarium system that supplies brackish water pumped from the Hudson River Estuary into a collection of fish tanks hosting native species.
Science, Earth's Systems, Conservation, Sustainability
100 students, 1 chaperone per 6 students
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8