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Wetlab Tour & Fish Biology

Application

Spring field trips are now open.  Apply here

Grades

K-12

Location

Pier 40 Greenwich Village

Themes

Fish, Wildlife Survey, Fish Anatomy, Catch and Release Fishing, Life Cycles

Duration

90 mins

New for 2020

Fish in the Hudson River? You bet! More than 200 species of fish are found in the Hudson River and its tributaries. Fish Biology introduces students to life under the Hudson River through activities such as fish anatomy and a tour of a 3,500 gallon native aquarium system.

Program Objectives (Grades K-5):

  • Students will learn the basic anatomy of a fish and the function of each part
  • Students will learn about biodiversity in the Hudson River Estuary through exploration of a native aquarium
  • Students will explore the life cycle of the striped bass through the creation of a bass book
  • Students will humanely interact with live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)
  • Students will apply their experiences to define ways that they can contribute to the health of the Hudson River and its wildlife

Program Objectives (Grades 6-12):

  • Students will learn the basic anatomy of a fish by observing a fish dissection
  • Students will learn about biodiversity in the Hudson River Estuary through exploration of a native aquarium
  • Students will humanely interact with live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)
  • Students will apply their experiences to define ways that we can support Hudson River fish