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HRNERR Education Coordinator Profile and Virtual Lessons



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Education Coordinator, Chris Bowser, Profiled in Recent Article 

Chris Bowser, HRNERR Education Coordinator is profiled in the Waterfront Alliance’s Waterwire on April 11, 2020.

He gives advice for teachers and parents tackling the challenge of online learning during COVID-19. He describes his background and influences in his career and life on the Hudson River. Read it HERE. 

The Virtual River for students, teachers and families

The Education Program’s Virtual River  project of short videos and lesson plans while we are social distancing, is now available. 

Learn about the  Virtual River project HERE

Find videos from the education staff, suggested other short videos, and complementary lesson plans on  What is an Estuary? and Fish Identification HERE





Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Canoe launch road and the trail south to Bard College are temporarily closed – 2020

As of June 12th: Kidd Lane entrance to the Tivoli Bays WMA, canoe launch road and the trail south to Bard College are temporarily closed, due to construction activities for the Empire State Trail.   Once the construction is complete, the area will be re-opened to the public. Thank you.


Tivoli Bays Launch Closure – 2020

The canoe and kayak launch on the Kidd Lane access road at Tivoli Bays WMA is closed for renovations until further notice. At this time, DEC does not have an estimated completion date for the project. Please contact Nathan Ermer at 845-256-3047 for more information about this project. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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