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Hudson River Park’s River Project hosts a series of free and low-cost environmental education programs for organized groups using the Hudson River waterfront as its classroom. Field trip programs allow students to interact with the River and Park through enriching and fun activities that inspire the scientist within each student! 

Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, we have adapted several programs to a virtual format. Visit here to learn more about virtual field trips with Hudson River Park, and explore our offerings below. Please check back later for updates or sign up for our mailing list here.

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Field Trip Programs:

Looking at the native aquariums in Hudson River Park

Discover the design and engineering side of maintaining a 3,500 gallon flow-through aquarium! REGISTRATION OPEN!

A Park educator pours water into the dirt to demonstrate a lesson

Grades 9-12 | Investigate the impacts of climate change to our atmosphere and shorelines in Climate & Our Coast. REGISTRATION OPEN!

seahorse close

Grades K-12 | Discover the fishes of the Hudson River and the ecological significance of the Estuary. REGISTRATION OPEN!

Grades 3–12 | Discover the plants and animals of Pier 26’s sloping landscape. REGISTRATION OPEN! In-person Only


Grades K-12 | Take a peek through our digital microscope and observe some of the Estuary’s smallest living organisms. REGISTRATION OPEN!

giant oyster

Grades 9-12 | Build science literacy through oyster restoration and water quality testing. REGISTRATION OPEN!

CWQT quantitrays

Grades 3-8 | Learn how wastewater is treated in NYC and discuss the impacts of pollution to the health of our waterways. REGISTRATION OPEN!

Pile fields at Pier 34

Grades 6-12 | Play a role in local environmental justice concerns. Currently unavailable.

A park educator reaches and pulls in one of the oyster traps

Grades K-12 | Students step into the role of field scientists, collecting fish from the river and learning how to identify the species they find. Currently unavailable.

Students look through the grass in Hudson River Park

Grades 2-12 | Come explore Hudson River Park's Habitat Garden, a green space with a rich diversity of native trees and plants. Currently unavailable.

Students color in blue jays and orange orioles

Grades K-2 | This program allows budding scientists to investigate various Park animals with scientific inquiry and nature-inspired crafts. Currently Unavailable.

A group of students holding on to the wheel of a historic vessel

Students learn about NYC’s rich waterfront history while they tour a historic vessel and practice nautical skills like knot tying. Currently unavailable.

A blue crab with its red pinchers looks at the camera

Grades K-12 | Fish in the Hudson River? You bet! More than 200 species of fish are found in the Hudson River and its tributaries. Currently unavailable.