'Day in the Life of the Hudson River'

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Preparing Your Students: View online or download these presentation toview with your students

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Online or downloadable presentation ES & MS Students (Click Image to Start) or downloadppt or pptx or keynote

Older students

Online or downloadable presentation for HS Students (Click Image to Start) or download ppt or pptx or keynote

Above is an introductory presentation for the Day in the Life event designed to provide an overview of the day and the sampling that will be done. This version is focused to beginning/moderate level students. After the last slide you to return to the webpage by clicking your back button. Enjoy the show!
Above is an introductory presentation for the Day in the Life event designed to provide an overview of the day and the sampling that will be done. This version is focused to moderate to high school level students. After the last slide you to return to the webpage by clicking your back button. Enjoy the show!
testing Salinity Seining

Teacher Resources: Things to watch, review and print or the field!

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chlorophyll fish ID herring scud

SUGGESTED STATION PLANNING LIST

WORD PDF

A list of suggested supplies for each sampling station, in both pdf and word formats so it can be tailored to your needs. Groups are not required to do each station or to organize them as we did.

 

SUGGESTED EVENT EQUIPMENT LIST

EXCEL PDF

A list of suggested equipment in pdf and excel formats. Participants do not need to do all the tests, and some supplies will be provided by the Day in the Life Team: sediment corer, and quantabs for low salinity sites. Please contact us with equipment questions.

FISH IDENTIFICATION

CLEARWATER

Guide To Common Hudson Rfishkeyiver Fishes

 

 

A simple dichotomous key. To purchase go to Clearwaer's site. Education discounts are available.

PHOTO TOOLS FOR ID

FISH ID CONFUSED?

Some of our fish are challenging. This supplementary guide has images and tips with I.D. details to help you! Print and laminate a copy or two to take to the river.

 

 

INVERTEBRATE GUIDES FOR THE HUDSON & HARBOR

Crabs, Bivalves & Macro- Invertebrates

INVERTEBRATE GUIDE

Supplementary Guide: Oyster Garden Program

(Full) or Summary Sheet (2 pg)

 

STEP BY STEP PHOTO BASED SAMPLING DIRECTIONS TO DOWNLOAD

CORING currents quantab DO pH

CHEMISTRY

D.O. HACH KIT

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D.O. LAMOTTE KIT

CHEMISTRY

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pH HACH KIT

sitetube
Beaufort Chart
photo consent
hudson map
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TURBIDITY

SMALL SITE TUBE

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SECCHI/LONG TUBE

WIND SCALE: BEAUFORT CHART

Written descriptions for nautical settings.

 

Please collect these from your students so we can use photos from the event.

MAP OF THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY

Note the default setting is for legal size, for letter size you will need to reset the printer.

VOCABULARY FOR THE EVENT

Key vocabulary for the Day in the Life Event as well as studying the Hudson River estuary.

RECORDING FORMS

TEACHER DIRECTION PACKET & RECORDING FORMS

It is our preference that you use the Teacher Recording sheet when faxing in results. The Teacher Recording Sheet includes a complete description of each protocol, why the test is included, the equipment and supplies needed. It also asks you to note which equipment you used at your site, which is important in the comparison and interpretation of the results.

(word) (pdf)

Complete checklist of Hudson River Fish!

 

STUDENT INDIVIDUAL RECORDING SHEETS BY PARAMETER

(If you use the student forms please include the site cover sheet)

Complete Student Recording Packet (pdf) Complete checklist of Hudson River Fish!

Individual Recording Sheets (doc)

ADDITIONAL FIELD BASED ACTIVITIES

SECRETS IN HUDSON SEDIMENTS

This activity looks at the connection of Hudson River sediments to their natural and human origins and can be completed:

  • In the field as a supplement to coring
  • As a scavenger hunt with or without sediment coring
  • Back in the classroom after the field day is completed