Community Events Calendar
Day in the Life of the Hudson RiverDate:Oct 16 2018 -8:30am to 2:00pm
The day involves schools and partnering local education groups working together to complete physical, chemical, and biological assessments in their local place along the river. Data is then shared to form a single one day 'picture' of the estuary. We have over 100 schools registered along the estuary and approximately 5000 students and educators will be sampling and learning about the river system from K-12 students up through undergraduate classes.
Lamont supports a group from 4 local high schools at the Piermont Pier with sampling and preliminary interpretation of their data. For many student participants this is their first introduction to collecting data in the field. We will be working with students from AP Biology, AP Environmental Science and IB Science courses - Tappan Zee High School, Pearl River High School, Spring Valley High School & Clarkstown South High School. Sampling covers water chemistry, seining & fish ID, macro identification & plankton, currents, tides, turbidity, and sediment push cores.
The field based event is run in partnership with NYS DEC and Lamont-Doherty and brings students to the river from the waterfront of Staten Island up to Peebles Island just beyond the Troy Dam.