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A Day in the Life of the Hudson River (Grades 3-5)

May 27, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Description: The Hudson River estuary spans 153 miles from the Troy dam down to the tip of the New York Battery and it is a wonderful educational feature located in our very own “backyard.” We are going to be using real data collected from the Day in the Life program to explore the dynamic nature of the salt front and the diverse fish communities that call the Hudson River estuary home.

Target audience: Grades 3-5

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



1. Hudson River Field Station - Visit the Hudson River Field Station website for more resources, videos, and activities throughout the summer.

2. Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor Program - Visit the 'Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor' Program website to access data that has been collected for this event since 2003. Activities are also available for you to do your own Hudson River investigations at home.

3. Student 2019 Fish worksheet - Download the Student 2019 Fish worksheet.

4. Teacher 2019 Fish worksheet - Download the Teacher 2019 Fish worksheet.

5. Student 2019 Salinity worksheet - Download the Student 2019 Salinity worksheet.

6. Teacher 2019 Salinity worksheet - Download the Teacher 2019 Salinity worksheet.

7. Salinity Data visualization comparing 2008 vs 2009 Years - Use these teacher notes to teach the Hudson River Salinity Mapping Activity that compares salinity in 2008 vs. 2009.

8. 2008 Salinity Map - Download the 2008 Salinity Map for the activity.

9. 2009 Salinity Map - Download the 2009 Salinity Map for the activity.

10. Killifish and Salinity Graphs to follow along with the activity - Use the Killifish and Salinity Graphs to follow along with the activity.