Hudson River Estuary

'A Day in the Life of the Hudson River'








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Our 2016 event will be on Thursday October 20th, 2016.

Submitting your results is very important. Please note the change in procedure for 2016! Just as in the past we ask you to email or fax a full set of your site results to Margie Turrin (845-365-8179) as soon as you can after your sampling. In addition for 2016 we also ask you to submit fish and salinity data online the day of the event or soon after. This does not take the place of submitting your data, this is just a quick set of data for us to review for worksheets. Thank you!

How can you get involved? We are no longer registering for the 2016 event. However you can check back after the event to look at how 2016 went. All our results will be posted online! Attached is a flier about this event but if you have any questions please contact Margie Turrin of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Rebecca Houser, Chris Bowser, or Steve Stanne with The Hudson River Estuary Program to learn more about this event.

Click above for a short video from Four Mile Point, Coxsackie
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No one can believe it! Everyone is still talking about our 2015 event where we hosted 94 sample groups composed of 4494 students, 627 teachers and adult helpers for a staggering total of 5121 participating samplers!

samplersEvent Description: The event is designed to celebrate the Hudson River Estuary and educate participants on the uniqueness of our estuary as part of the annual recognition of "National Estuaries Week". The event is coordinated by The Hudson River Estuary Program of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Each fall, environmental education centers are encouraged to team with school classes along the Hudson River to create a day-in-the-life picture of the river from the Troy Dam to New York Harbor. The event began in 2003 with a modest 300 plus student participants and has grown until in our most recent event, October 2014, we involved over 3000 students and individual participants almost 70 sites from the New York Bight up to Peebles Island on the Hudson River, and into the Mohawk watershed, a major Hudson River tributary. Each site gathered data on the Hudson and shared their results, gaining a better understanding of this historic and vital estuary system. Data, Lesson Plans, Resources...lots of resource materials are provided here for your use in joining us on a virtual exploration of the river...and plan to join us on in 2015 for your own dip in the Hudson River as part of our Day in the Life on the Hudson River!


samplers Learn about our 2015 event! Click on the interactive map below to see where we had groups sampling for our 2015 Day in the Life Event!

We have over a decade of students - undergraduates to elementary school - joining together one special day a year to sample, learn and engage with the Hudson River! In the last 13 years we have engaged over 34,000 participants in our Day in the Life events, bringing students, teachers and educators to the Hudson River for sampling, learning and fun! Check out the results page!






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