Getting Ready for your Virtual Field Trip:
- Review the “Hudson River Estuary Basics” materials with your students.*
- Consider extending the lesson beyond the virtual field trip with activities under your program topic.
- Please share your feedback on our digital resources by completing a brief survey.
*Community Conversations has additional activity packets to prepare students which can be found below.
Hudson River Estuary Basics
- Our Living Estuary Presentation
- Life in the Piles Poster
- Brackish Water Density Egg-speriment
- Fish Anatomy – Bob the Blob (K-3rd Grade)
- Graphing Fish Ecology Data 101 (3rd-5th Grade)
- Graphing Fish Ecology Data: Extended Edition (6th-8th Grade)
- Junior Explorers Video – Introduction to the Estuary & Fish (K-2nd Grade)
- Species Spotlight Video: Oyster Toadfish (3rd-12th Grade)
- Plankton Stamps (K-2nd Grade)
- Build Your Own Plankton (3rd -12th Grade)
- Build Your Own Water Filter (3rd-8th Grade)
- Plastics & the Food Web (3rd-8th Grade)
- Complete the Community Conversations Activity Packets below with your students (see instruction email titled “Required Student Prep-Work”).
- Consider incorporating the lessons under “Preparatory Resources” to create a unit focused on wastewater treatment and environmental justice in NYC.
- Extend learning using data and activities included in “Additional Materials.”
- Community Conversations (6th-12th Grade)
- Preparatory Resources
- Additional Materials
- Map of NYC Sewersheds and CSO Volume
- NYC’s Water Story Map for Students from NYC DEP
- Wastewater Treatment Lesson from NYC DEP
- Environmental Justice Case Study: North River Sewage Treatment Plant
- Hudson River Park Pathogens Research
- Hudson River Park Water Quality Monitoring
- Citizen’s Water Quality Testing Program
- Lesson: Climate and Our Coast (6th-12th Grade)
- Lesson: Build Your Own Water Filter (3rd-8th Grade)