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Education Programs at the Reserve

Learn and have fun at the Reserve!

The Hudson River Research Reserve’s Education Department provides a variety of free education programs to school groups, families, teachers, communities, and the general public. Programs are centered around the ecology and environment of the Hudson River. Topics include:

  • Hudson River animals, habitats, and ecosystems
  • Changes in the river from climate change, invasive species, and land use patterns
  • Research on the river, including water monitoring and mapping vegetation and the river bottom
  • Student-level research and stewardship projects

Different programs focus on school classes and the general public. Student education programs follow New York State Learning Standards as well as national K-12 Estuarine Education Program (KEEP). Please click on the links below to find out more about specific programs:

Reservations are required. For more information on School Field Programs at Norrie Point, please call 845-889-4745 X109 or email or

For more information on all of our programs, please visit the DEC website, or check out our the DEC’s calendar of events.


Photo Credit: Chris Bowser



Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

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.