'Day in the Life of the Hudson River'

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Preparing Your Students: View Online or Download These Presentation to Prepare for the Event

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PRESENTATION DESIGNED FOR BEGINNING TO MODERATE LEVEL STUDENTS (CLICK IMAGE TO START)

OR DOWNLOAD AS ppt or pptx or keynote

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PRESENTATION DESIGNED FOR MODERATE TO HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL STUDENTS (CLICK IMAGE TO START)

OR DOWNLOAD AS 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!

Teacher Resources: Preparing for the Day

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chlorophyll fish ID

SUGGESTED STATION PLANNING LIST including supplies for each work stations

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

WORD PDF

SUGGESTED EVENT EQUIPMENT LIST

A list of suggested equipment for the various tests, provided in pdf and excel formats. Participants do not need to do all the tests on this list, and some supplies will be provided by the Day in the Life Team: push corer, chloropyll sampler and filters, and quantabs for low salinity sites. Please contact us if you have any questions about equipment.

EXCEL PDF

fishkeyFISH IDENTIFICATION

The Clearwater Key to Common Hudson River Fishes is used in many education programs on the river. In 2010 Clearwater released an updated version (3rd edition). To purchase a new version of this key go to the Clearwater site - education discounts are available.

 

STEP BY STEP PHOTO BASED SAMPLING DIRECTIONS TO DOWNLOAD & OTHER RESOURCES

CHLOROPHYLL CORING currents quantab DO sitetube
CHLOROPHYLL
CORING
CURRENTS
SALINITY
CHEMISTRY
TURBIDITY

CHLOROPHYLL

CORING

 

CURRENTS

 

QUANTABS

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HYDROMETER & REFRACTOMETER

SMALL SITE TUBE

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SECCHI/LONG TUBE

herring Beaufort Chart
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FISH ID CONFUSED?

Some of our fish are challenging. Here are some images with ID details to help you!

 

 

 

WIND SCALE: BEAUFORT CHART

Written descriptions for nautical settiings.

PICTURE BASED

Stormfax.com for younger students.

MAP OF THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY

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

We like to be able to use event photos on our website and in event publications but we need student releases. Please collect these from your students.

CRABS, BIVALVES & MACRO- INVERTEBRATES

Courtsey of Oyster Garden Program

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)

 

 

STUDENT INDIVIDUAL RECORDING SHEETS BY PARAMETER

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

Complete Student Recording Packet (pdf)

Individual Recording Sheets (doc)

SUPPLEMENT TO SEDIMENT CORING ACTIVITY

This activity looks at the connection of Hudson River sediments to their natural and human origins. It can be completed in several different ways:

  • 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

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