Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FW: There's Still Time to Register! Fall Programs at Hudson River Park



Bookings Available!


Fall 2017 Education Programs


Start the school year with a dive into marine science at Hudson River Park! This fall, Hudson River Park's low-cost, high-impact field trips bring children to the water's edge to experience science and history through hands-on activities such as water chemistry experiments, fish dissections, historic vessel tours and nature-based games and activities.  We offer a wide range of field trip programs suitable for grades K-12.  


To participate in our field trip programs, please fill out our online application. For more information, please visit our website. Feel free to contact us with questions by phone (212-627-2020) or by email.

We look forward to seeing you and your class at Hudson River Park! 



General Information

  • Field trip season runs from September 12th-November 17th, weather permitting
  • Available Tuesday - Friday
  • Two time slots available per day: 10:30 am-12 pm & 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
  • After School time slot: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Cost: $200 per program (fee waivers available upon demonstration of need)
  • 30 students maximum; 1:10 chaperone ratio mandatory



Field Trip Programs

Scheduled trips for schools and other groups



Junior Explorers (Grades K-1)
Investigate park animals with scientific inquiry and nature-based crafts.


Garden Adventures (Grades 2-5) 

Study birds in the Park and go on a scavenger hunt in the habitat garden.  


Maritime Voyage (Grades 2-12) 

Investigate NYC's rich waterfront history with artifacts and tour a historic vessel.

Food Web Fun (Grades 2-5) 

Use microscopes to examine live plankton and explore their important role in the food web.  


Go Fish! (Grades 2-5) 

An introduction to the Hudson River with catch and release fishing, touch tank discovery and a life cycle game.


Pollution Solutions (Grades 3-8) 

Collect River samples to measure the health of the estuary and conduct experiments to learn about local waters.    

Plankton Ecology (Grades 6-12) 

Analyze river samples with a microscope to examine physical traits of plankton and design and test a plankton model.    



Oysters & Water Quality (Grades 9-12)  

Measure oysters to learn about their role in the estuary and test the River's chemical and physical properties.


Fish Biology (Grades 6-12) 

Discuss fish biology and anatomy topics though a fish dissection and catch and release fishing.    





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