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DEC to Host "Science on the River" Open House at Norrie Point

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that DEC will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Hudson River Research Reserve at an interactive "Science on the River" open house. The celebration is slated to coincide with National Estuaries Day.

The public is encouraged to attend the open house. Scientists from the Research Reserve, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and other regional research organizations will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate techniques for studying the Hudson River. Each presentation will feature demonstrations and activities for young and old alike, including:

  • Taking a sediment core from the cove and discovering what it can teach us;
  • Canoeing a tidal marsh of the Hudson, weather and space permitting;
  • Enjoying a live birds of prey program with wildlife rehabilitator Annie Mardiney;
  • Helping to fish the waters around Norrie Point;
  • Learning how the types of organisms living in a stream indicate its health; and
  • Enjoying refreshments during the Research Reserve's 35th birthday party.

Young visitors will also be able to explore the river in the wet classroom through a variety of crafts and hands-on activities.
The open house is free and most exhibit areas are wheelchair accessible.

Date:Saturday, Sep 23rd, 2017
Time:2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:Free
Contact Phone:(845) 889-4745
Contact Email:hrnerr@dec.ny.gov
Contact URL:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYSDEC/bulletins/1b5e1ab
Location: Norrie Point Environmental Center
256 Norrie Point Way
Staatsburg, NY 12580

The Norrie Point Environmental Center serves as the headquarters of the NYSDEC Hudson River Research Reserve. Norrie Point is a platform for hands-on, field-based school and public education programs, research, and training. Come see our Hudson River Estuary displays, learn about our other free public......Read more

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