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Hudson River Park’s River Project hosts a series 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! 

Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, all participants, chaperones and Park staff are required to wear masks during in-person field trip programs. Our programs include elements during which students will share materials like clipboards, microscopes, game pieces, etc. Please note: some of our programs are adapted for in-person OR virtual formats, while others are only offered in-person. Please check back later for updates or sign up for our mailing list here.

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Field Trip Programs:

A close-up of a silhouetted seahorse in the Wetlab tanks at Hudson River Park

Grades K–12 | Discover the fishes of the Hudson River and the ecological significance of the Estuary. REGISTRATION OPEN!


Grades K–12 | Take a peek through our digital microscope and observe some of the Estuary’s smallest living organisms. REGISTRATION OPEN!

giant oyster

Grades 9–12 | Build science literacy through oyster restoration and water quality testing. REGISTRATION OPEN!

Pile fields at Pier 34

Grades 6–12 | Play a role in local environmental justice concerns. REGISTRATION OPEN!

CWQT quantitrays

Grades 3–8 | Learn how wastewater is treated in NYC and discuss the impacts of pollution on the health of our waterways. REGISTRATION OPEN!

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

Grades 9–12 | Investigate the impacts of climate change on our atmosphere and shorelines in Climate & Our Coast. REGISTRATION OPEN! In-person only.

Students look through the grass in Hudson River Park

Grades 2–12 | Come explore Hudson River Park's Habitat Garden, a green space with a rich diversity of native trees and plants. Currently unavailable.

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. Currently unavailable.