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Hastings Students Conduct Study Of Hudson River

Hastings High School students took part in the Day in the Life of the Hudson River project last week.
Hastings High School students took part in the Day in the Life of the Hudson River project last week. Photo Credit: Contributed

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Hastings High School teachers Marc Zelmanowicz and Melissa Shandroff took their Advanced Placement environmental science students to the Hudson River to participate in the Day in the Life of the Hudson River on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The event was coordinated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.

Each fall, schools along the Hudson River create a day-in-the-life picture of the river from the Troy Dam to New York Harbor. The event began in 2003 with 300-plus student participants and has grown until October 2014, which drew over 3,000 students and individual participants at almost 70 sites from the New York Bight up to Peebles Island on the Hudson River, and into the Mohawk watershed, a major Hudson River tributary.

Each site gathers data on the Hudson and shares the results, gaining a better understanding of this historic and vital estuary system.

Hastings has taken part in the Day in the Life for the last five years.

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