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Hudson River Park’s Ask a Scientist returns with Secret Science Club!

Secret Science Club flows into Hudson River Park’s brand-new Discovery Tank on beautiful Pier 57 to explore what happens when “Urban Meets Wild.”

Biologists Dianne Greenfield and Chester Zarnoch dive into the wild waters of the Hudson River Estuary to examine how the health of this ecosystem is impaced (in both good ways and bad) by human activities.

Dianne Greenfield is an associate professor at the Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY. As a visiting researcher at Hudson River Park, she is studying how wet weather (rainfall, storms) associated with combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge influences the diversity & ecological function of the Lower Hudson River Estuary.

Chester Zarnoch is a professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at Baruch College, CUNY, where he runs the Benthic Ecology Lab. He is also a visiting researcher at Hudson River Park. He studies restored marshlands in urban environments (such as NYC’s Hudson River Estuary) and measures their ability to remove nitrogen (a pollutant from human activities) and sequester carbon.

About Ask A Scientist

This event invites participants to explore a fascinating science topic and engage in a live Q&A session with the experts. Hudson River Park is teaming up with local partners to offer this special series of informative and entertaining events. Invite your friends to an evening of science fun and ask the scientists your burning questions.

Please register for this event on our Eventbrite page.

Our 25th Anniversary event season is presented by Hudson River Park Friends, the Park’s designated fundraising partner. HRPK Friends is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the completion, care and enhancement of the Park.

Hudson River Park is not part of NYC Parks, and we rely on private funds for our free programs, maintenance and operations. That means your donations are essential to ensuring our event season remains free for the public. Show your support today.

Students looking at an exhibit during an Ask a Scientist event at the Pier 40 Wetlab

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Thursday, Nov 30
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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