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The health and well-being of our community are of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to closely monitor this evolving health concern under the leadership of New York State and New York City.

Hudson River Park remains open at this time. Due to COVID-19, we will be canceling all field trip programs scheduled or pending through the end of June. Please note that there will be no cancelation fees for previously confirmed programs. Until further notice, we are not able to accept booking requests for field trips after June 30th.

In the meantime, we hope to see you at HRPK’s STEM Activity of the Week — an online series of hands-on activities and experiments that support learning from home and let you stay connected to the Hudson River! We’re also interested in hearing from you about how we can continue to support your or your kids’ remote learning with resources and programming. Please fill out the brief survey to share your current needs. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.

A Park educator teaches students about fish in the Hudson River

Hudson River Park has also compiled a list of Educator Resources that you might find helpful. Feel free to reach out to us directly with any thoughts, comments or questions at Education@hrpt.ny.gov.

Environmental Education

Hudson River Park hosts a substantial roster of free and low-cost environmental education programs for organized groups, using the Hudson River waterfront as its classroom. Field trip programs allow students to interact with the River and Park through enriching and fun activities that inspire the scientist within each student!

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What Teachers Say About Our Programs:

  • “We had a wonderful time at Hudson River Park! The program was engaging and the students learned things they wouldn’t have learned in a typical classroom setting. It was a very hands-on experience that enhances our science curriculum.” – Pam Welkis, 3rd Grade teacher from PS 116 Queens
  • “Thank you so much for providing an amazing educational experience for our students! We’ve attended two workshops over this past year and enjoyed both equally as much. Your staff goes above and beyond in making sure our students not only learn about science, but, enjoy it also! We look forward to returning again!” –Russ Bernstein, Science Teacher from PS 9, Bronx

HOW TO REGISTER FOR A FIELD TRIP:

  • Reserve your spot using our online application
  • Programs fill up fast so make sure to book early to reserve a time for your class.

FIELD TRIP INFORMATION:

  • Capacity: 30 students per field trip
  • Chaperones: One chaperone is required for every ten students (1:10 ratio). The number of chaperones should be increased for Pre-K or special needs classes
  • Location: All field trip programs take place outside in Hudson River Park at the following locations: Pier 25, Pier 40, Chelsea or Pier 84
  • Cost: $200 per field trip
  • Payment: Payment is required within ten days of program confirmation in order to reserve the program
  • Please provide check or money order made out to “Hudson River Park Trust.” Credit card payments not accepted
  • Fee Waiver: Partial or full fee waivers may be available, please call the Environment & Education Department at 212-627-2020 for details

Field Trip Programs:

A Park educator pours water into the dirt to demonstrate a lesson

Investigate the impacts of climate change to our atmosphere and shorelines in Climate & Our Coast.

A happy kid fishes in the Hudson River

Fish Biology introduces students to life under the Hudson River through activities such as catch and release fishing, fish anatomy and River touch tanks.

A park educator reaches and pulls in one of the oyster traps

Students step into the role of field scientists, collecting fish from the river and learning how to identify the species they find.

Students look through the grass in Hudson River Park

Come explore Hudson River Park's Habitat Garden, a green space with a rich diversity of native trees and plants

Students color in blue jays and orange orioles

This program allows budding scientists to investigate various Park animals with scientific inquiry and nature-inspired crafts.

A group of students holding on to the wheel of a historic vessel

Students learn about NYC’s rich waterfront history while they tour a historic vessel and practice nautical skills like knot tying.

Looking at the native aquariums in Hudson River Park

Discover the design and engineering side of maintaining a 3,500 gallon flow-through aquarium!

Oysters held in the hands of a park educator

Students explore the importance of restoring historic eastern oyster populations in the Hudson River Estuary

Looking closely at a plankton sample

Just one drop of Hudson River water holds multitudes of drifting plants and animals called plankton.

Students work on a project and pour water into a coffee filter with dirt

Learn how waste water is treated in NYC and discuss the impacts of pollution to the health of our waterways.

A blue crab with its red pinchers looks at the camera

Fish in the Hudson River? You bet! More than 200 species of fish are found in the Hudson River and its tributaries.