Discover the plants and animals that live at the water’s edge. Salt marshes are part of NYC’s native coastline, but a less common sight today due to urban development. During this program, students learn about the native plants, birds and marine creatures that thrive in this coastal environment.
- Students will define and identify the ecological significance of an Estuary
- Students will define salinity and density as it pertains to local water bodies
- Students will define native vs. introduced species and identify at least three species native to the Hudson River Estuary
- Students will recognize three different coastal habitat zones
- 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
- Watershed Geography and Brackish Water Demonstration
- Tide Deck Tour
- Touch Tank
- Native Plant Scavenger Hunt
For details on program availability and location in the Park, please consult the calendar at the booking link above or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.