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Salt Marsh Science

Grades 3–12

Dive in and explore our diverse coastal ecosystem.

This program occurs fully outdoors at Gansevoort Peninsula. This field trip is available to book Tuesdays through Fridays in April through October.

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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 various organisms native to the Hudson River Estuary.
  • Students will be able to identify the role of tidal salt marshes in protecting coastlines and boosting biodiversity.
  • Students will be able to describe the importance of gray and green infrastructure in protecting coastal communities.

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
  • Salt Marsh Model Build and Observation
  • Tide Pool Exploration and Analysis Using Sampling Equipment