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DEC Contact: Erica Ringewald (518) 402-8000
PressOffice@dec.ny.gov

October 11, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2018

DEC and Partners to Host 5,000 Student Scientists for Annual "Day in the Life of The Hudson and Harbor" at 85 Locations from NYC to Federal Dam in Troy

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host an estimated 5,000 elementary school to college students as they become "scientists for a day," collecting and analyzing real data from the field during hands-on exploration of the Hudson River Estuary with environmental educators. Students will participate in the 16th annual "Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor" event up and down the river from New York City to the Federal Dam in Troy, NY, at 85 locations. Details and additional information are listed below.  

When/Where:  Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
Please see the complete list of “Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” events below for events near you.

Why: The Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor event gives students the chance to experience the tidal Hudson River firsthand, conduct their own research about this ecosystem, and learn how scientists are working to protect the River. DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program helps prepare students to become stewards of the river, a vital natural resource. The Hudson River Estuary Program is funded by the State’s Environmental Protection Fund.

For additional information about teachers and partner organizations or to schedule visits to a site, please email or call event coordinator Chris Bowser (chris.bowser@dec.ny.gov; 845-264-5041).

Participating schools, partners, and event locations are listed below:

Borough/County

River Site

School

Partner Organization

Time at Site

Staten Island

Fort Wadsworth

St. Clare School

National Park Service/NYS Parks

9:30-1

Staten Island

Homeport Pier

Curtis High School

 

10-1:30

Brooklyn

Kaiser Park

Rachel Carsen IS 237

City Parks Foundation

10-1

 

Brooklyn

Bay Ridge Veteran’s Memorial Park

International School of Brooklyn

 

10:30-1

Brooklyn

Bush Terminal Park

Sunset Park HS

Billion Oyster Project

9-11, 1-3

Brooklyn

Valentino Pier, Red Hook

The Brooklyn New School/PS 146

 

8:30-1

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Friends School

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

1-3

Brooklyn

Coney Island Pier

IS 240 Magnet School of STEM

 

10:30-1

Brooklyn

Canarsie Pier

Middle College HS at LaGuardia Community College

NYSDEC

10-12:30

Brooklyn

Canarsie Pier

Walt Whitman MS 246

NYSDEC

10:30-1

Queens

Dubo’s Point, Rockaway

QALC@Beach Channel and Channel View School for Research

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

10-1

Queens

Fort Totten Park

John Bowne HS

NYC Parks Urban Rangers

9:30-12:30

 

Queens

Pier 1, Hunter's Point State Park

Hunters Point Community Middle School

NYC Department of Environmental Protection

9-2:30

Queens

Pier 1, Hunters Point State Park

High School for Environmental Studies

 

10-2

Queens

Gantry Plaza State Park

PS IS 78Q

NYS Parks

9-1

Bronx

 

Ferry Point Park

West Bronx Academy for the Future

NYSDEC

10-1:30

Bronx

Ferry Point Park

Renaissance HS of Musical Theater and The Arts

NYSDEC

10:30-1

Bronx

Ferry Point Park

East Bronx Academy for the Future

NYSDEC

9:30-1

Bronx

Hunts Point

The School at Columbia University

Rocking the Boat

10-2

Bronx

Concrete Plant Park

Bronx Center for Science & Mathematics

Bronx River Alliance

9-2

Bronx

Concrete Plant Park

Pelham Preparatory Academy

Bronx River Alliance

10-12:45

Bronx

Barretto Point Park

KIPP Academy Elementary School

 

9-1:00

New Jersey

Morris Canal Basin

Hudson Montessori School

 

10-12

New Jersey

Englewood Boat Basin

Pascack Hills High School

 

9-11

New Jersey

Englewood Boat Basin

Paterson Middle School

Meadowlands Environment Center

9-1

New Jersey

Alpine Boat Basin

Alpine School

Palisades Interstate Park Commission

9-12

Manhattan

Governors Island

Pier 101

The Urban Assembly NY Harbor School

 

9:40-10:40

1-2

Manhattan

Randall’s Island

The Dwight School

Randall’s Island Park Alliance

9:30-2

Manhattan

South Street Seaport

Homeschool group

South Street Seaport

12:30-2

Manhattan

Brooklyn Bridge West

Leman Prep Manhattan

BioBoat

9:30-2:30

Manhattan

Solar One

The Clinton School

Solar One

10-11:30

Manhattan

Pier 40

NYC Museum School

The River Project

9:30-12

Manhattan

Pier 45

PS 3

NYC Soil & Water Cons. District

9-2

Manhattan

Pier 45

Ellis Preparatory Academy

NYU Wallerstein Collaborative

11-12:30

Manhattan

Pier 45

Lab High School

 

12:45-2:45

Manhattan

Pier i

Mott Hall Charter School

 

10-12

Manhattan

Pier 84

PS 51 Elias Howe

Hudson River Park Trust/Intrepid Museum

10:30-12

Manhattan

Pier 84

Gateway School

Hudson River Park Trust

12:30-2

Manhattan

79th Street Boat Basin

United Nations International School

Clearwater

1-4 (sailing)

Manhattan

West Harlem Pier – 125th Street Baylander

High School of Language and Innovation

Baylander

 

Manhattan

125th Street Pier

Columbia Secondary School

 

1:15-2:15

Manhattan

125th Street Pier

High School for Math, Science, and Engineering

 

9:30-11

1-2:15

Manhattan

Fort Washington Park

Marymount School of NY

 

9-2

Manhattan

Inwood Park, Dyckman St Pier

Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy

NYC Parks

10-1

Westchester

Beczak/CURB

High School for Environmental Studies

Center for the Urban River at Beczak

11-1

Westchester

JFK Marina

Riverside HS

 

10-2

Westchester

Kinnally Cove, Hastings on Hudson

Hastings HS

 

8:30-10:45

12-2:15

Westchester

Dobbs Ferry

EF Academy

 

9-11:30

12:30-3

Westchester

Matthiessen Park, Irvington

Irvington MS and HS

 

9-1

Rockland

Piermont Pier

Tappan Zee HS

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

8:30-1:45

Rockland

Piermont Pier

Spring Valley HS

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

8:30-1:15

Rockland

Piermont Pier

Pearl River HS

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

8:15-2

Rockland

Memorial Park

Nyack HS

 

9-1

Rockland

Memorial Park

Liberty ES

Outdoor Science Alliance, Liberty PTA and Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources

9:15-11:45

Rockland

Memorial Park

Upper Nyack ES

Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources and Outdoor Science Alliance

12-2:30

Rockland

Lower Hook Mtn. Nyack Beach

Blue Rock School

Strawtown Art & Garden Studio

10-2

Rockland

Upper Hook Mtn. Beach - Steps Nyack

Clarkstown North HS

 

8-1

Westchester

Ossining

Ossining HS

 

9-2

Westchester

Croton Park

Croton-Harmon HS

 

7:55-9:45

10:45-12:45

12:50-2:45

Rockland

Bowline Park

Nanuet HS

 

9-2

Rockland

Haverstraw Bay County Park

Albertus Magnus HS

 

9-1:30

Rockland

Stony Point Park Seawall

North Rockland HS

 

8:30-1

Westchester

George's Island Park Montrose

Fox Meadow Elementary

 

10-2

Westchester

Verplanck, Steamboat Landing

Mahopac HS

 

9:30-1

Westchester

River Front Green Peekskill

Walter Panas HS

 

9-1:30

Putnam

Garrison Landing

Garrison School

Hudson Highlands Land Trust

9:15-1

Orange

West Point – South Dock

West Point School

 

11-3

Putnam

Cold Spring Little Stony Point

Haldane MS

Hudson Highlands Land Trust

9-12:15

Putnam

Foundry Dock Park, Cold Spring

Haldane MS

 

9-12:15

Orange

Cornwall Landing

Willow Avenue Elementary School

Trailside Museum & Zoo

9:30-1:45

Orange

Plum Point, Kowawese

Vails Gate STEAM Academy

Black Rock Forest

9-2

Dutchess

Beacon-Dennings Point

Oakwood Friends School

Beacon Institute

10-12

Orange

People's Waterfront & Boat Launch, Newburgh

Excelsior Academy at Newburgh Free Academy

Scenic Hudson

10-1

Dutchess

Beacon Long Dock

Excelsior Academy at Newburgh Free Academy

Scenic Hudson

 

10-1

Dutchess

Beacon Riverfront Park

Valley Central MS

 

9:15-1:30

Dutchess

Chelsea Yacht Club

Wappingers JHS

 

8:45-1:15

Dutchess

Fallkill Creek Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie Day School

 

9-1

Dutchess

Marist waterfront

Marist College

 

5-6:15

Dutchess

Quiet Cove

G.W. Krieger Elementary School

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Hudson River Fisheries Unit

9:30-1:30

Dutchess

Norrie Point

Poughkeepsie HS

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

9:30-1:30

Ulster

Esopus Meadows

Robert Graves ES

Clearwater

9:30-1

Ulster

Kingston Point Park

Robert Graves ES

Forsythe Nature Center

9:45-1

Ulster

Ulster Landing Park

Mill Road Elementary School

 

9:30-1

Dutchess

Tivoli Bay South

Kingston High School

Bard College

9-1:30

Ulster

Falling Waters, Glasco

Saugerties High School

 

8:10-9:10

Ulster

Saugerties Light House

Woodstock Day School

 

10:30-12

Columbia

Lasher Park, Germantown, NY

Hudson High School

Columbia Land Conservancy

8-1

Greene

Cohotate Preserve

Coxsackie-Athens High School

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties

8:45-1:15

Greene

Athens Riverside Park

Edward J Arthur Elementary

 

1:30-3

Columbia

Hudson Waterfront Park, Hudson NY

Chatham High School

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

8:45-1

Greene

Coxsackie Boat Launch

Coxsackie Elementary School

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

9:30-11:15

Columbia

Nutten Hook

Averill Park HS

 

8-1

Columbia

Schodack Island

Berkshire Waldorf High

 

9:45-11:30

Greene

Henry Hudson Park

Albany Academy for Girls

College of Saint Rose

9:30-12:30

Rensselaer

Papscanee Preserve, Staats Island

Robert C. Parker

 

9:30-2

Rensselaer

Rensselaer Boat Launch

Tech Valley High School

CMOST

9-11

Rensselaer

Green Island

Classical Conversations

RPI

2-4

Albany

Corning Preserve

Montessori Magnet School

NYSDEC

9-1:45

Rensselaer

Rensselaer Park

Poestenkill ES and Delaware Community School

NYSDEC

10-1

Albany

Hudson Shores Park

North Colonie CSD Learning Enrichment Program

 

9-1

Saratoga

Peebles Island

Pine Hills ES

 

9:15-1:15

Saratoga

Peebles Island

Cohoes HS

 

8-2

Schoharie

Schoharie Creek, Middleburgh Bridge

Middleburgh Central School

 

9-2

Schenectady

Lock 7 Park, Mohawk River, Niskayuna

RiverRun Community Montessori

 

9:30-12:30

Saratoga

Hudson Crossing Park

Schuylerville Elementary School

 

9-2

Rensselaer

Hoosick Falls

Hoosick Falls High School

 

12-1:30

 

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