Shorefronts along the Hudson River and the piers of New York Harbor were recently busy with activity as thousands of students collected data on the Hudson’s fish and invertebrates, tracked the river’s tides and currents, and examined water quality on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) 19th annual “Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor.”
“DEC’s annual ‘Day in the Life’ event gives student scientists up and down the river the unique opportunity to experience the tidal Hudson firsthand with its diverse habitats, fish, and wildlife,” said DEC Commissioner Seggos. “From Troy to New York Harbor, the Hudson’s bounty is ecologically and economically valuable to our state and much of the Atlantic coast. This annual event gives students of all ages the chance to go down to the river and learn about the environment right outside their doors, and it’s just one of the ways New York is inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.”
States may wish to consider adopting a similar program to engage the youth in your communities. Learn more here.