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Hudson River Study

From the banks of the Hudson River at Kowawese Unique Area, our program begins with an overview of the Hudson River from its beginning to its end.  Students will learn some of its valuable history and ecology as we take in the views of Storm King Mountain and Bannerman’s Island.  The program continues with a hands-on investigation of the macro-invertebrate life that supports the river’s incredible food chain.  Then we will head to the beach to catch fish in our 30’ seine net.  Learn basic fish identification and some fascinating facts about the adaptations of these remarkable creatures. Our program concludes with a fun scavenger on the beach.

Concepts presented in this program include:

  • History of the Hudson River: Native Americans through Present Day
  • Food Chains and bio-accumulation
  • Fish and Macro-invertebrate identification
  • Estuaries
  • Conservation

as a field trip (no in-school option)

**Please note- Dates and times available for booking dependent on the tides.**

Program Length: 90 minutes

  • 20 minute introduction to Hudson River history
  • 25 minute seining and fish identification
  • 25 minute exploration of Macroinvertebrate life
  • 20 minute conclusion & beach scavenger hunt

Program Cost: $160 for up to 25 students & 5 parent chaperones. Staff is free. Additional students are $7 each

Location: The Hudson River at Kowawese Unique Area- Orange County Parks

(90 Plum Point Ln. New Windsor, NY 12553)