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Wetlab Tour & Fish Biology

NEW FOR 2020

Fish in the Hudson River? You bet! More than 200 species of fish are found in the Hudson River and its tributaries. Fish Biology introduces students to life in the Hudson River through activities like exploring fish anatomy and touring a 3,500-gallon flow-through aquarium system.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES (K-5)

  • Students will learn the basic anatomy of a fish and the function of each body part
  • Students will learn about biodiversity in the Hudson River Estuary through exploration of a native aquarium
  • Students will explore the life cycle of the striped bass through creation of a bass book
  • Students will humanely interact with live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)
  • 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 the basic anatomy of a fish by observing a fish dissection
  • Students will learn about biodiversity in the Hudson River Estuary through exploration of a native aquarium
  • Students will humanely interact with live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)
  • Students will apply their experiences to define ways that we can support Hudson River fish
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