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.

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
6: am - 1: am
Mon
6: am - 1: am
Tues
6: am - 1: am
Wed
6: am - 1: am
Thur
6: am - 1: am
Fri
6: am - 1: am
Sat
6: am - 1: am
Subjects
Science, Biology, Ecosystems, Animals, Conservation, Adaptation, Government & Civics, City Planning, My Community, Social Justice, Speaking & Listening, Technology, Sustainability, Earth's Systems, 18th Century, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Weather And Climate, Climate, Design Thinking, Water Testing, Botany, Engineering, The Water Cycle, Measurement & Data, History, Colonial Times, Geography, Cultural Connections
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
Outdoor Lunch Space, Special Education Programs

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

Fish Ecology (VIRTUAL)

Fish in the Hudson River? You bet! More than 200 species of fish are found in the Hudson River and its tributaries. Fish Ecology introduces students to life under the Hudson River through activities that teach them about the Hudson River Estuary and the animals that live in this environment. In this program, students will join HRPK educators as they cover topics including fish anatomy and behavior, water quality and field research while facilitating virtual encounters with species from the Hudson River Estuary. Additional activities are provided to facilitate optional at-home lessons before and/or after the virtual field trip.

-For a list of learning objectives by grade level, please visit our website! Please email education@hrpt.ny.gov with any questions.
-All programs are hosted via HRPK’s Zoom account. If your organization has virtual meeting restrictions, please email us at education@hrpt.ny.gov.

Subjects Covered

science, biology, ecosystems, animals, conservation

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, k-2
Capacity
40 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Plankton Microscopy (VIRTUAL)

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. Plus, teachers will receive a Program Resource Packet featuring printable worksheets, activities and resources.

-For a list of learning objectives by grade level, please visit our website! Please email education@hrpt.ny.gov with any questions.
-All programs are hosted via HRPK’s Zoom account. If your organization has virtual meeting restrictions, please email us at education@hrpt.ny.gov.

Subjects Covered

science, biology, ecosystems, adaptation, conservation

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

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Community Conversations (VIRTUAL)

All around the world, people are faced with conflicts of environmental justice and are affected by social, economic, and political influence.This lesson introduces students to the concept of environmental justice and civic engagement with an interactive role-play activity. Students will learn to communicate with one another to devise an equitable plan for the sake of all stakeholders involved and consider the range of environmental impacts that community level decisions can have.

Please note that there is required student prep work to be lead by teachers prior to this program. Be sure to factor in extra time when booking. Thank you!

-For a list of learning objectives by grade level, please visit our website! Please email education@hrpt.ny.gov with any questions.
-All programs are hosted via HRPK’s Zoom account. If your organization has virtual meeting restrictions, please email us at education@hrpt.ny.gov.

Subjects Covered

government & civics, city planning, my community, social justice, speaking & listening

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

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Oyster Field Lab (VIRTUAL)

Explore the importance of restoring historic eastern oyster populations in the Hudson River Estuary and how these beneficial bivalves support biodiversity in local waterways. In Oyster Field Lab, students take on the role of field scientists as they learn how to examine and collect data from a population of oysters growing in New York Harbor. Additional activities are provided to facilitate optional at-home lessons before and/or after the virtual field trip.

-For a list of learning objectives by grade level, please visit our website! Please email education@hrpt.ny.gov with any questions.
-All programs are hosted via HRPK’s Zoom account. If your organization has virtual meeting restrictions, please email us at education@hrpt.ny.gov.

Subjects Covered

science, biology, ecosystems, conservation, sustainability

Grades
6-8, 9-12
Capacity
45 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Pollution Solutions (VIRTUAL)

Learn how wastewater is treated in NYC and discuss the impacts of pollution to the health of our waterways. In Pollution Solutions, students are introduced to the Park’s brackish waterways and the inner workings of a combined sewer system. Students will explore waste consumption through a rapid survey of plastics in their home and consider solutions to water pollution. Additional activities are provided to facilitate optional at-home lessons before and/or after the virtual field trip.

-For a list of learning objectives by grade level, please visit our website! Please email education@hrpt.ny.gov with any questions.
-All programs are hosted via HRPK’s Zoom account. If your organization has virtual meeting restrictions, please email us at education@hrpt.ny.gov.

Subjects Covered

science, earth's systems, conservation, sustainability

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

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Live Virtual Event

School Based Program

Field Trip

Internship

Digital Resource