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Bring the Hudson River into Your Classroom with HRPK’s River Project

Our River Project team provides local teachers with STEM resources that engage students with our local ecosystem. This year, we’re kicking off the season with some special events for teachers. Read on to learn about our spring opportunities!

As we approach the beginning of spring, HRPK’s River Project is revving up for the 2022 season. Each year, the Park’s 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary, home to 85+ species of fish, provides a living laboratory and an outdoor classroom for students from all five boroughs of NYC, right in Manhattan’s backyard. Our River Project educators offer lessons in environmental science and sustainability that are centered on the Hudson River Estuary’s unique, biodiverse ecosystem.

Virtual Open House 

Calling all educators, school administrators and after-school program leaders for our first ever Virtual Open House! You can participate online on March 22 for a special look at our 2022 STEM programs and digital resources. Meet our River Project team and learn about our virtual and in-person program offerings. During this event, you’ll also learn how to access our free digital learning resources such as our Water Quality Dashboard and our STEM Activity series. 

Tuesday, March 22
4:30 – 5:15 PM on Zoom
Register here

includes interns in Pier 84 classroom

Looking ahead to the coming season, our River Project team is excited to continue offering programs and resources to connect New Yorkers to our local waterways and the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Stay tuned for opportunities to connect with local wildlife, water quality, climate change, sustainability and more!

Pathogen Testing Professional Development Workshop

Want to learn more about the health of our local waterways? Join us for a special professional development program at our Pathogen Testing Workshop. This workshop will provide an in-depth look at how we measure the presence of enterococcus bacteria in our Sanctuary waters. Participants will learn from our River Project staff scientists as they demonstrate laboratory protocols including how we process samples, analyze results and report information. 

water quality testing by Park researchers at Hudson River Park

During this training, educators will receive relevant water quality resources, lesson plans, curriculum and training that can be incorporated in the classroom as well as taking part in an active discussion about water quality. Continuing Teaching and Learning Education (CTLE) credits are available for teachers that participate in this workshop, which you can learn more about by reaching out to [email protected].

Wednesday, March 9
4:30 – 6:00 PM on Zoom
Register here

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