Shoreline Ecology (Pier 26)


Explore NYC’s native ecology to learn about the plants and animals found at the water’s edge. This program occurs fully outdoors at Pier 26.

Program Objectives:
• Students will be able to define and identify the ecological significance of an Estuary
• Students will be able to define the difference between gray infrastructure and green infrastructure
• Students will be able to identify several native & non-native bird & plant species
• Students will be able to recognize three different coastal habitat zones

Program Activities:
• Watershed Geography and Brackish Water Experiment
• Tide Deck Tour
• Touch Tank
• Native Plant or Bird Scavenger Hunt

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, Biology, Animals, Climate, Conservation


30 students


60 min.


Field Trip


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

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