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Students step into the role of field scientists, collecting fish from the river and learning how to identify the species they find. Students discuss how the animals they encounter can inform 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 help 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 they can contribute to the health of the Hudson River and its wildlife

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES (GRADES 3-5):A park educator reaches and pulls in one of the oyster traps

  • Students will learn how to humanely handle live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)
  • Students will help 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 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 to support an ongoing survey of Hudson River fish and discuss the significance of their data
  • Students will apply their experiences to define ways they can contribute to the health of the Hudson River and its wildlife