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A Science Filled Season Along the Hudson

September 18

Hudson River Park Trust’s Environment and Education Department concluded another science-filled summer season, where outreach and environmental education programs served more than six thousand park patrons of all ages.

2012 marked the inagural year for popular new programs and exciting partnerships.

Science on the River, a festival for the natural sciences, drew over one thousand participants over two Saturdays to Pier 84, while Hudson River Park WILD! nature walks showcased the wealth of wildlife that calls New York City home. As a result of its overwhelming popularity, the program has been extended through October.

Weekly RiverTots successfully introduced our youngest New Yorkers to the wonders of the river and highlighted the public's interest in early childhood environmental education.

Summer in the Park wouldn't be the same without Big City Fishing. During the last program of the summer over sixty Hudson River specimens were caught and released, allowing kids and adults to examine the huge variety of fish who thrive in the waters.

Estuary Discovery helped sixty camp groups experience the Hudson River. With hands-on demonstrations and experiments, campers learned about the ecological and physical aspects of the Hudson River.

The fun doesn't stop during the fall - visit Upcoming Events to learn more about art, environment, and education programs in the coming months.