Each year, the Hudson River Estuary Program hosts a "National Estuaries Week," celebrating the uniqueness of New York’s local waterways. On a recent sparkling fall day, Packer 7th graders armed with measuring instruments sampled, studied, and recorded the natural life along the river.
National Estuaries Week is part of a 20-year education program called Day in the Life of the Hudson during which approximately 100 participating schools gather data on the same day every October. The aim is to enhance students’ estuary knowledge and encourage their stewardship of the waters around New York City.
The trip was made possible by science teachers Jessica Genter and Anne Mignatti, and by the various Packer faculty members who helped facilitate the activities.