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For Release: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Media Advisory for Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Local Students to Become Scientists for 'Day in the Life of the Hudson & Harbor'

17th Annual Hudson River Fact-Finding Day Connects Students with the River and New York Harbor

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program will host an estimated 5,000 students from elementary school to college as they become "scientists for a day," collecting and analyzing real scientific data from the field during hands-on explorations of the Hudson River Estuary. Students will participate in the 17th annual "Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor" event up and down the river at 104 locations from New York City to the Federal Dam in Troy, Rensselaer County, and a few sites along the Mohawk River.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Where: See the complete list of A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor sites below for events near you.

Why: The Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor event gives students the chance to experience the waterways of the Hudson, New York Harbor, and Mohawk River firsthand. Students conduct their own research about these ecosystems and learn how scientists are working to protect them. DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, help prepare students to become stewards of the tidal Hudson 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 contact Education Coordinator Chris Bowser ( or call (845) 889-4745 x105.

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

"Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor"
Borough or County River Site School Partner Organization Time at Site
Staten Island Fort Wadsworth St. Clare School National Park Service/DEP/Coast Guard 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Staten Island Great Kills Park Curtis High School 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Staten Island Pier 1 Staten Island Curtis High School 10 AM - 2 PM
Brooklyn Kaiser Park, Coney Island Rachel Carsen IS 237 City Parks Foundation 10 AM - 1 PM
Brooklyn Salt Marsh Nature Center at Ave U Gerritsen Creek PS 130K 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Brooklyn Valentino Pier, Red Hook The Brooklyn New School/PS 146 9:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Coney Island Pier IS 240 10 AM - 1 PM
Brooklyn Canarsie Pier Pathways to Graduation, International High School at Lafayette 10 AM - 1 PM
Brooklyn Brooklyn Bridge Park MS915 Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 Brooklyn Friends, Sunset Park High School Billion Oyster Project Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy 9 AM - 11 AM
11 AM - 3 PM
Queens Francis Lewis Park International High School for Health Sciences NYC Parks Urban Rangers 10 AM - 1 PM
Queens Fort Totten Park John Bowne High School NYC Parks Urban Rangers 10:30 AM - 1 PM
Queens Gantry Plaza State Park, Pier 1 P.S./I.S. 78Q NY State Parks 9 AM - 11 AM
Queens Gantry Plaza State Park, Pier 4 Hunter's Point Community Middle School, Vanguard High School DEP 9 AM - 2 PM
Bronx Hunts Point The School at Columbia University
Rocking the Boat 10 AM - 2 PM
Bronx Concrete Plant Park Bronx Center for Science & Mathematics Bronx River Alliance 10 AM - 12 PM
Bronx Concrete Plant Park Pelham Preparatory Academy 10 AM - 12:45 PM
New Jersey Colgate Clock on Exchange Place Hudson Montessori School 9 AM - 12 PM
New Jersey Englewood Boat Basin Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented Meadowlands Environment Center 9:30 AM - 12 PM
New Jersey Alpine Boat Basin Alpine School, Pascack Hills High School Palisades Interstate Park Commission 8:30 AM - 12 PM
Manhattan Governors Island Pier 101 The Urban Assembly NY Harbor School Billion Oyster Project 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Manhattan Randall's Island The Dwight School Randall's Island Park Alliance 9:30 AM - 2:15 PM
Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge West Side East Leman Prep Manhattan BioBoat 9 AM - 2:30 PM
Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge Beach Manhattan International Lower East Side Ecology Center 10:45 AM
Manhattan Pier 40 NYC Museum School The River Project, Hudson River Park 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Manhattan Pier 45 Ellis Preparatory Academy NYU Wallerstein Collaborative 11 AM - 12 PM
Manhattan Pier 45 NYC Lab High School 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Manhattan Pier 62 PS 340 10 AM - 11:45 AM
Manhattan Pier 84 DLMS-MS247 HS for Environmental Science Hudson River Park Trust 10 AM - 2 PM
Manhattan Pier 96 Mott Hall Charter School 10 AM - 1PM
Manhattan Pier 96 High School for Environmental Studies Student Conservation Association 3:30 PM
Manhattan Pier 1 Speyer Legacy School 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Manhattan West Harlem Pier - 125th Street Baylander High School of Language and Innovation Baylander Ship 10 AM - 12:30 PM
Manhattan 125th Street Pier Columbia Secondary School 1:15 PM - 2:10 PM
Manhattan Fort Washington Park Marymount School of NY 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Manhattan Inwood at the Hudson River Comprehensive Model School Project NYC Urban Park Rangers 10 AM - 1 PM
Rockland Piermont Pier Tappan Zee HS, Pearl River HS, Spring Valley HS, Carkston North and South HS Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Rockland Memorial Park, Nyack Nyack High School 9 AM - 1 PM
Rockland Memorial Park, Nyack Liberty Elementary School, Upper Nyack Elementary School Outdoor Science Alliance, and Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources 9 AM - 3 PM
Rockland Lower Hook Mtn. Nyack Beach Blue Rock School Strawtown Studio 9:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Rockland Haverstraw Bay County Park, West Haverstraw North Rockland High School 8;30 AM - 1:30 PM
Westchester Habirshaw Park, Yonkers High School for Environmental Studies Center for the Urban River at Beczak 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Westchester Kinnally Cove, Hastings on Hudson Hastings High School

8;45 AM - 10:45 AM

12:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Westchester Dobbs Ferry EF International Boarding School 9 AM - 3 PM
Westchester Matthiessen Park, Irvington Irvington Middle and High School 9 AM - 11 AM
Westchester Riverwalk Center, Terrytown Ossining HS Teatown 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Westchester Ossining Beach, Louis Engel Park Ossining HS 9 AM - 2 PM
Westchester Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson Croton-Harmon High School, Fox Meadow Elementary School 10 AM - 2 PM
Westchester Steamboat Dock, Verplanck Mahopac High School 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Westchester River Front Green, Peekskill Walter Panas High School 8 AM - 1:30 PM
Orange Cornwall Landing, Cornwall Willow Avenue Elementary Trailside Museum & Zoo, NYSDEC 9:30 AM - 2 PM
Putnam Garrison Landing, Garrison Garrison School 9 AM - 1 PM
Orange West Point - South Dock West Point School & Girls Scouts of America 8 AM - 5 PM
Orange Plum Point, Kowawese Vails Gate STEAM Academy Black Rock Consortium, Orange County Water Authority 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Orange People's Waterfront & Boat Launch, Newburgh Newburgh Free Academy - P-Tech Scenic Hudson 9 AM - 1:45 PM
Dutchess Dennings Point, Beacon Oakwood Friends School Beacon Institute 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Dutchess Beacon-Newburgh Ferry Landing, Beacon Circleville Elementary School Sloop Clearwater 9 AM - 4 PM
Dutchess Long Dock Park, Beacon Newburgh Free Academy - P-Tech Scenic Hudson 9 AM - 1:45 PM
Dutchess Beacon Riverfront Park, Beacon Valley Central Middle School 9 AM - 1:30 PM
Dutchess Chelsea Yacht Club, New Hamburg Wappingers Junior High School 8:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Dutchess Quiet Cove, Poughkeepsie G.W. Krieger Elementary School Cornell Cooperative Extension and Hudson River Fisheries Unit 9 AM - 1:15 PM
Dutchess Norrie Point, Staatsburg Poughkeepsie High School, Millbrook School Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve 9 AM - 2:30 PM
Dutchess Tivoli Bay South, Bard College Red Hook High School Bard College 9 AM - 1:30 PM
Ulster Freer Park, Port Ewen High Meadow School NYSDEC 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Ulster Esopus Meadows Point, Ulster Park Robert Graves Elementary Sloop Clearwater 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Ulster Kingston Point Park, Kingston Robert Graves Elementary Kingston Parks and Recreation 9:45 AM - 1:45 AM
Ulster Kingston Point Park, Kingston Kingston YMCA Farm Project Kingston Parks and Recreation 2:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Ulster Ulster Landing Park, Kingston Mill Road Elementary School, Kingston High School 8:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Ulster Falling Waters, Glasco Saugerties High School 8 AM - 9 AM
Greene Coxsackie Boat Launch, Coxsackie Coxsackie Elementary School 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Columbia Lasher Park, Germantown Hudson High School Columbia Land Conservancy 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Columbia Hudson Waterfront Park, Hudson Chatham High School, Taconic Hills High School, Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM
Columbia Nutten Hook, Stuyvesant Averill Park HS 8 AM - 1:30 PM
Rensselaer Schodack Island, Schodack Landing Berkshire Waldorf High School 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Rensselaer Papscanee Preserve, Castleton-on-Hudson Robert C. Parker School 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rensselaer Rensselaer Boat Launch, Rensselaer Tech Valley High School Children's Museum of Science and Technology 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Albany Hannacroix Creek Preserve, New Baltimore Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School, Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School NYSDEC 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Albany Henry Hudson Park, Bethlehem Albany Academies College of Saint Rose 9 AM - 1 PM
Albany Corning Preserve, Albany Albany Magnet Montessori School NYSDEC 9 AM - 1:30 PM
Albany Hudson Shores Park, Watervliet North Colonie CSD Learning Enrichment Program 9 AM - 1 PM
Albany Green Island RPI 1 PM - 3 PM
Albany Peebles Island, Waterford Cohoes HS 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Schoharie Schoharie Cree, Middleburgh Bridge Middleburgh Central School 8 AM - 10 AM
Schenectady Lock 7 Park, Mohawk River, Niskayuna RiverRun Community Montessori School 9 AM - 12 PM
Saratoga Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville Schuylerville Elementary School 10 AM - 2 PM
Rensselaer Hoosick Falls Hoosick Falls High School 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
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