Hudson River Park 40.7292° N -74.0113° W

Description

NOTE: In light of health and safety concerns with COVID-19, we are offering virtual education programs to provide meaningful, hands-on science connected to the Hudson River.

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.

SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival 2020 - Please join us as our annual marine science festival goes virtual this year! For more information on how to join, signup for our SUBMERGE programs offered below, or visit our website!

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.


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Info

Pier 40, 353 West Street
New York, NY 10014

212-627-2020

education@hrpt.ny.gov

Sun
Closed
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Closed
Tues
Closed
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Closed
Thur
Closed
Fri
Closed
Sat
Closed
Subjects
Science, Biology, Ecosystems, Technology, Conservation, Sustainability, Earth's Systems, Animals, 18th Century, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Weather And Climate, Climate, Design Thinking, City Planning, Water Testing, Adaptation, Botany, Engineering, The Water Cycle, Measurement & Data, History, Colonial Times, Geography, Cultural Connections, My Community
Activities
Virtual Field Trip, Live Virtual Event, School Based Program, Field Trip, Internship, Digital Resource, Professional Development
Grades
3 5, 6 8, 9 12, K 2, Adult, Postsecondary, Preschool
Cost
Accommodations
Special Education Programs, Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

Hudson River Intro and Oyster Monitoring

Oyster monitoring program on Pier 40.

Subjects Covered

science, conservation

Grades
postsecondary
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
120 min.
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Plankton and Microscopy (Virtual Draft)

Just one drop of Hudson River water holds multitudes of drifting plants and animals called plankton. In Plankton Ecology, students will learn why plankton are vital to the estuary ecosystem and the differences between phytoplankton and zooplankton. Students will discover plankton’s unique physical characteristics by observing living plankton samples under the microscope. Additional activities are provided to facilitate optional at-home lessons before and/or after the virtual field trip.

Subjects Covered

science, biology, ecosystems, technology, conservation

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
40 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Pier 26 Tide Deck Tour

The Tide Deck, located at the western edge of Hudson River Park's Pier 26, is an engineered rocky salt marsh created to provide an immersive and educational river ecology experience for Park patrons not to mention a supportive environment for wildlife.

Subjects Covered

science, ecosystems, life sciences

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adult
Capacity
15 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Live Virtual Event

School Based Program

Field Trip

Internship

Digital Resource