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NFA P-Tech Scholars Participate in DEC Program: Day in the Life of the Hudson Estuary 2018


Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH scholars alongside the Scenic Hudson Educators hosted a “Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” event at Long Dock Park in Beacon, NY and at the People's Waterfront in Newburgh, NY on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. 

 

Newburgh Free Academy P-Tech students worked alongside Scenic Hudson educators at Long Dock Park in Beacon, NY and at the People's Waterfront in Newburgh, NY for the ‘Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary’ on Tuesday, October 16th from 9:00am - 1:30 pm.  “Day in the Life” students, from first grade to college, partner with environmental education centers to collect scientific data using hands-on field techniques at more than 80 sites from New York City to Albany. Armed with seine nets, minnow pots and water-testing gear, thousands of students catch and release many of the Hudson’s 200-plus species of fish, track the river’s tides and currents, and examine water chemistry and quality. The data collected by students provides insights into an ecosystem spanning 160 miles of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and is posted online within a few days of the event. 

 

Now in its 16th year, “Day in the Life” is sponsored by DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program in partnership with the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. A list of participating schools, site locations, and times can also be found on the DEC website at www.dec.ny.gov/lands/47285.html.


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).



Students working with nets to collect fish for research
Students working with nets to collect fish for research
Students working with nets to collect fish for research
Students working with nets to collect fish for research


Students working with nets to collect fish for research
Students working with nets to collect fish for research. Photo provided by the DEC.
Students working with nets to collect fish for research
Students working with nets to collect fish for research


Students examining fish from the nets
Student examining river water. Photo provided by the DEC.
Students examaning fish that they caught. Photo provided by the DEC.
Students referencing book for instructions. Photo provided by the DEC.




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