High School Field Trips

STREAM STUDY (2 hours)
Explore the physical, biological and chemical characteristics of Bailey Brook to understand the connection between abiotic and biotic factors. Program can be expanded with an indoor component focusing on benthic macro- invertebrate identification and assessment to indicate stream health.

FOREST DYNAMICS (2 hours)
Look at a forest. Do you see something still and quiet, or an ecosystem in constant flux? Working in teams in forested plots students identify tree species and estimate their ages. By pooling and analyzing their data, they are able to make inferences about the history of the forest, and predictions about its future composition. This leads to an evaluation of the health of our suburban forests and the role of humans in managing them.

Programs at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center
FROM THE HIGHLANDS TO THE HUDSON – WATERSHED CONNECTIONS (4th – 8th grades)
A STEM program taught next to the Hudson River investigating how the watershed brings freshwater to our active estuary. Students study watershed conservation and estuary ecology using several different hands-on models including our Augmented Reality Sandbox.

OUR HOME IN THE WATERSHED
We all live in a watershed, no matter where you live! This interactive program determines where the freshwater in the ecosystem comes from, where it goes, and what it carries with it. Students discuss human – water interactions to identify pollution sources and engineer ways to clean polluted water.