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Fish Sampling

Application

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Grades

K-12

Location

Pier 25 Tribeca

Themes

 Fish, Fish Anatomy, Fish Biology, Wildlife Survey

Duration

90 mins

New for 2020

Students step into the role of field scientists, collecting fish from the river and learning how to identify the species they find. Students discuss what the animals they encounter can tell them about the health of the ecosystem and why long-term monitoring of Hudson River fish is important.

Program Objectives (Grades K-2):

  • Students will learn how to humanely handle live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)
  • Students will pull up fish traps from the river to collect animals found inside
  • Students will learn how to identify common Hudson River animals
  • Students will apply their experiences to define ways that they can contribute to the health of the Hudson River and its wildlife

Program Objectives (Grades 3-5):

  • Students will learn how to humanely handle live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)
  • Students will pull up fish traps from the river and collect animals found inside
  • Students will practice catch and release fishing to engage with the Hudson River and its wildlife
  • Students will learn how to identify common Hudson River animals
  • Students will apply their experiences to define ways that they can contribute to the health of the Hudson River and its wildlife

Program Objectives (Grades 6-12):

  • Students will learn how to humanely handle and measure live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)
  • Students will pull up fish traps from the river and collect animals found inside
  • Students will practice catch and release fishing
  • Students will record the data on the animals they collect for an ongoing survey of Hudson River fish and discuss the significance of their data
  • Students will apply their experiences to define ways that they can contribute to the health of the Hudson River and its wildlife