Hudson Montessori School Prepares for 20th Annual Day in the Life of the Hudson River Event
Elementary and Middle School students eagerly anticipate the 20th Annual Day in the Life of the Hudson River on October 13. On that day, Upper Elementary and Middle School will be seining at Liberty State Park and the Lower Elementary will be taking parameters at Morris Canal with thermometers, and water quality test kits in hand. They will record vital data on several species that call the Hudson River Estuary home. Participants from our school and many local and regional schools and colleges will collect data from 90 sites spanning 160 miles of the Hudson River and New York Harbor.
A Day in the Life of the Hudson River and Harbor is a program hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program and Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve in partnership with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University’s Climate School. Partnerships with organizations like A Day in the Life of the Hudson River also allows our students the opportunity to contribute toward fulfilling a role in our local scientific community.
At every opportunity, Hudson Montessori teachers take learning beyond the walls of the classroom. Many times throughout the year, teachers take students on walking field trips and bring them outside when the weather allows to teach their robust curriculum.