Hudson River Estuary

'A Day in the Life of the Hudson River & Harbor'








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Day in the of the Hudson River and Harbor 2018 will be held on Tuesday October 16th. Our 2018 deadline for accepting registrations has past! If you are interested in being part of this event in the future please email us to be added to our email list for the event. Margie Turrin or Rebecca Houser.

Curious about the results from with Day in the Life 2017? Here are some great worksheets using data from the event that can be used to help with class discussions and wrap up. If you have not already completed an evaluation there is a short feedback form online. Please complete it now! Thank you! For this year's results go straight to the 2017 data page. Take a minute to test our our new interactive database. Compare parameters, compare sites, look through time!

Teachers and students did you enjoy Day in the Life? Would you like to have some fun with the data? Cary Institute offers a very innovative way to do that through their annual Data Jam! It is a wonderful and creative way to extend the Day in the Life having fun with data!

Day in the Life 2018 will be here before you know it - check back for a date for the 2018 event. If you have questions on the data please contact Margie Turrin of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. For questions on the event or for more information you can contact Margie, or Rebecca Houser, Chris Bowser with The Hudson River Estuary Program.

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Everyone has been talking about it since no one can believe it! Yes our 2016 event was just as incredible as our 2015 event! In 2015 we hosted 94 sample groups composed of 4494 students, 627 teachers and adult helpers for a staggering total of 5121 participating samplers! AND in 2016 we used 80 different sites, included 41 partners, and during the event we involved 4,603 student samplers, who were supported by 645 teachers and chaperones for an incredible 5,231 participants!

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!

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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