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Science on the River 2015

Come join us on September 20th from 2 pm until 5 pm at the Norrie Point Environmental Center to celebrate National Estuaries Day! The NYSDEC’s Hudson River Research Reserve is having a hands-on open house featuring many different exhibits and activities.

Scientists from the Research Reserve and other regional research organizations will be answering questions about their work and demonstrating techniques for studying the Hudson. Each presentation will feature a chance to get involved, with demonstrations and activities for young and old alike.

  • Help take a sediment core from the cove and discover what it can teach us.
  • Canoe a tidal marsh of the Hudson (weather and space permitting).
  • Help fish the waters around Norrie Point to find out who lives there.
  • See how the types of organisms living in a stream indicate its health.
  • Learn what “SAV” means and why plants that live underwater are important to the river.

Many activities are planned especially for our youngest visitors. This program is free and most exhibit areas are wheelchair accessible. There’s something for everyone at “Science on the River”! Click on the image below for a large version of the flyer and more information.

This year Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will present Hook, Line & Sinker, a unique, family-friendly performance about the Hudson River featuring large-scale mask and puppet characters and live music. The play celebrates the timeless art of fishing, while offering advice about eating fish from the river.

For directions, go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/92349.html.
For further information, please call (845) 889-4745 x 109, or email james.herrington@dec.ny.gov .

Click to enlarge or print flyer for more information.

Click to enlarge or print flyer for more information.

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

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