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Hudson River Lesson Plans

Place-based resources to meet learning standards

Student using a Hudson River Worksheet

A collection of curricula, activities, and other resources to support hands-on investigations of the Hudson River. These lessons and worksheets use the river as context to build understandings and skills required by New York State learning standards. The lessons have been reviewed by classroom teachers and field tested in Hudson Valley schools.

Hudson River Lessons:

  • Kindergarten through Third Grade - Designed to allow teachers of young children to engage in standards-based study of the Hudson River
  • Fourth through Seventh Grade -
  • Hudson River Estuary Climate Change Lessons - Climate Change lesson plans designed to help middle school students understand climate and weather basics. Use the NY Sea Grant link in this page's right-hand navigation column to access these lessons.

  • HRECOS - Engage students with online, near real-time. Access instructional materials through the "HRECOS Lesson Plans" link in the right-hand navigation column.

  • Hudson River Ecology - The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies' web-based curriculum modules combine unique and engaging Hudson River data.Use the link in this page's right-hand navigation column to access these lessons.