Wetlab Wildlife (Pier 40)


Meet Hudson River wildlife in the Park’s unique research aquarium. This program takes place in the Pier 40 Wetlab aquarium, a non-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 identify fish and various other organisms in the Hudson River
• Students will be able to understand adaptations fish use to survive in the Hudson River environment
• Students will be able to understand stewardship practices to support a healthy Hudson River

Program Activities:
• Watershed Geography and Brackish Water Experiment
• Fish Anatomy Lesson
• Wetlab Aquarium Tour

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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, Ecosystems, Conservation


30 students


60 min.


Field Trip


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

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