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Shoreline Ecology

Grades K–12

Explore NYC’s native ecology to learn about the plants and animals found at the water’s edge.

This program occurs fully outdoors at Pier 26. 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 define the difference between gray infrastructure and green infrastructure.
  • Students will be able to identify several native & non-native bird & plant species.
  • Students will be able to recognize three different coastal habitat zones.

Program Information

  • 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

Program Activities

  • Watershed Geography and Brackish Water Experiment
  • Tide Deck Tour
  • Touch Tank
  • Native Plant or Bird Scavenger Hunt

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