A Day in the Life of the Hudson River


Each autumn, thousands of students from New York City to Schuylerville participate in the annual “A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” event. Students collect scientific data to create “snapshots” of the health of the Hudson River at dozens of locations, then share their data online so that they can better understand how their piece of the river fits into the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem. “A Day in the Life” is sponsored by DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program and produced with assistance from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. This program includes a pre-lesson in your classroom to learn about the parameters and tools that will be used. The on-site park visit to collect data is one hour long. LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE!

October 2019 and May 2020

2 hours / $6 per student


Floating Through History


Students will enjoy a guided walk along HCP’s Sensory Trail while learning about the history of the Hudson River and Champlain Canal. They will learn about the science of the river, the lock system, and the important role that these bodies of water have played in many aspects of our history, as well as why they remain vital today through storytelling and illustrations. After the lesson, classes are invited to return to HCP Pavilion for lunch or a snack and to explore the natural play garden.

Fall, Winter, & Spring

1 hour / $10 per student