Just one drop of Hudson River water holds multitudes of drifting plants and animals called plankton. Students learn why plankton are vital to the Estuary ecosystem through interactive microscope activities.
- Students will define and identify the ecological significance of an Estuary
- Students will define plankton and identify the difference between phytoplankton and zooplankton
- Students will learn how to operate microscopes to view microscopic organisms
- Students will identify plankton’s role in the Hudson River food web
- Student Capacity: 30 students per program
- Cost: $200 (waivers available upon demonstration of need)
- Teacher chaperones: One chaperone is required for every 10 students (1:10 ratio) at minimum
- Plankton 101
- Microscope Training and Plankton Slide Making
- Plankton Identification Station
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