Discover the importance of restoring historic Eastern oyster populations in the Hudson River Estuary and how these beneficial bivalves support biodiversity in local waterways. Students assume the role of field scientists as they examine how to collect data from living oysters, explore the marine ecosystem and gain understanding of oyster reef habitat.
- Students will define and identify the ecological significance of an Estuary
- Students will identify at least one water quality parameter of the Estuary
- Students will identify the ecological benefits that oysters provide the Hudson River
- Students will learn how oyster habitat restoration is conducted at the Park
- Student Capacity: 15 students
- Cost: $200 (waivers available upon demonstration of need)
- Teacher chaperones: One chaperone is required for every 10 students (1:10 ratio) at minimum
- Brackish Water Demonstration
- Wetlab Tour
- Oyster Monitoring
- Oyster Habitat Mapping Activity
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