New York City

Hudson River Park Trust

Hudson River Park, which spans Manhattan’s west side waterfront from Chambers Street to West 59th Street, hosts year-round environmental education for all ages. Programs promote the exploration of surrounding plant and animal life using the Hudson River waterfront as its classroom.
Contact Info
Address: 353 West St., Pier 40 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014. New York County.
Tel: 212-627-2020.
Hrs: By appointment.
Programs allow students to interact with the river and park through enriching and fun activities. They can practice catch and release fishing, learn about fish anatomy, go on a land-based scavenger hunt, investigate food webs, investigate the Hudson River’s water quality, and more. The Maritime Voyage program incorporates historical artifacts and storytelling as students learn about the New York waterfront, parts of a ship, and how to tie three knots.
Contact Info
Name: Environmental & Education Dept.
Phone: 212-627-2020.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Max. 30 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Online.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: Partial/full fee waiver may be available.
Accessible To: n/a.

Supports Classroom Learning In: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: birds, ecology, marine life, maritime history, navigation, pollution. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

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