Salt Marsh Science (Gansevoort Peninsula)

Description

Dive in and explore our diverse coastal ecosystem. This program occurs fully outdoors at Gansevoort Peninsula.

Program Objectives:
Students will be able to define and identify the ecological significance of an estuary
Students will be able to identify various organisms native to the Hudson River Estuary
Students will be able to identify the role of tidal salt marshes in protecting coastlines and boosting biodiversity
Students will be able to describe the importance of gray and green infrastructure in protecting coastal communities

Program Objectives:
• Students will be able to identify various organisms native to the Hudson River Estuary
• Students will be able to identify the role of tidal salt marshes in protecting coastlines and boosting biodiversity
• Students will be able to describe the importance of gray and green infrastructure in protecting coastal communities

Program Activities:
• Watershed geography and brackish water experiment
• Salt marsh model build and observation
• Tide pool exploration and analysis using sampling equipment

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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Details

Subjects

Science, Biology, Ecosystems, Geology

Capacity

30 students

Duration

60 min.

Activity

Field Trip

Grades

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K

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