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Life in the Hudson

Grades K–5

Learn about anatomy, adaptations and biodiversity through games and creative activities.

This program takes place in the Pier 57 Discovery Tank, an interactive gallery and classroom with engaging games focused on our local waterways. This field trip is available to book Tuesdays through Fridays from November through April.

This field trip is available to book Tuesdays through Thursdays from November through March.

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Program Objectives:

  • Students will be able to define and identify the ecological significance of an estuary.
  • Students will be able to identify fish and various other organisms in the Hudson River.
  • Students will be able to identify adaptations fish use to survive in the Hudson River environment.
  • Students will be able to define ways they can contribute to the health of the Hudson River and its wildlife.

Program Information:

  • Program length: 90 minutes
  • Student capacity: 30 students per program
  • Cost: $200 (fee waivers available upon demonstration of need)
  • Teacher chaperones: One chaperone is required for every 10 students (1:10 ratio) at minimum

Program Activities:

  • Watershed Geography and Brackish Water Experiment
  • Fish Anatomy Activity
  • Food Web Fun
  • Exploration of the Discovery Tank’s Touchscreen Games

What Teachers Say About the Program:

  • “The educators were helpful and knowledgeable and gave the kids time to ask questions..” – 3rd Grade Teacher, the Bronx
  • “The [Pier 57 Discovery Tank] is awesome!!!! The interactive tech is exactly what the students love and it promotes learning.” – 2nd Grade Teacher, the Bronx

For details on program availability and location in the Park, please consult the calendar at the booking link above or contact [email protected].