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For Release: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Media Advisory for Thursday, Oct. 13

Local Students Become Scientists for 20th "Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor"

Hands-on Field Day Connects Students with River and New York Harbor

What: 20th Annual Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program will host an estimated 5,000 elementary school to college students as they become scientists for a day, collecting and analyzing scientific data from the field during hands-on exploration of the Hudson River Estuary. Students will participate in the 20th annual "Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor" event up and down the river at more than 100 locations from New York City to the Federal Dam in Troy, and a few sites along the Mohawk River. Details and additional information are listed below.

When & Where: Thursday, Oct. 13; event locations, participating schools, times, and partners include:

  • Manhattan: Swindlers Cove, 3703 Harlem River Drive, New York, NY 10034: Dos Puentes Elementary School, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (DEC)
  • Rockland: Piermont Pier, Ferry Rd., Piermont, NY 10968: Clarkstown High School North, Tappan Zee High School, and Pearl River High School, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory)
  • Dutchess County: Norrie Point Environmental Education Center, Margaret Norrie State Park, Staatsburg, NY 12580: Poughkeepsie High School, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (DEC)
  • Dutchess County: Quiet Cove, 1 Clear Water Dr., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601: Krieger Elementary School and Dutchess No Child Left Inside, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (DEC, Dutchess County Cornell Cooperative Extension)
  • Capital Region: Hudson Shores Park, 2 Selke Dr., Watervliet, NY 12189: North Colonie Central School, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (DEC Five Rivers, New Baltimore Conservancy)
  • Capital Region: Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Colonie and Water streets, Albany, NY 12207: RiverRun Montessori School, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (DEC)
  • DEC Facebook Live (leaves DEC website): DEC will stream seining activity at 2 p.m. at Swindler Cove.
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