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Science on the River — Sep. 15 @ Norrie Point Environmental Center

Science on the River

Where: Norrie Point Environmental Center

When: Saturday, September 15, 2:00–5:00

Live Birds of Prey Program (rain or shine)

Science displays and demos; Come fish the river

Special children’s games & activities

Canoe Indian Kill tidal marsh (weather permitting)

This program is FREE

NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY “SCIENCE ON THE RIVER” OPEN HOUSE

 Celebrate the Hudson River Research Reserve 30th Anniversary on September 15

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Research Reserve invites the public to celebrate National Estuaries Day and our 30th anniversary at an interactive “Science on the River” open house at Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg, N. Y. on Saturday, September 15, 2012from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Scientists from the Research Reserve and other regional research organizations will be on hand to answer questions about their work and demonstrate techniques for studying the Hudson. Each presentation will feature a chance to get involved, with demonstrations and activities for young and old alike.

Help take a sediment core from the cove and discover what it can teach us. Canoe a tidal marsh of the Hudson (weather and space permitting). Enjoy a live birds of prey program. Help fish the waters around Norrie Point to find out who lives there. See how the types of organisms living in a stream indicate its health. Learn what “SAV” means and why it’s important to the river. Also, many games and activities are planned especially for our youngest visitors. This program is free and most exhibit areas are wheelchair accessible. There’s something for everyone at “Science on the River”!

 

For directions, go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/37889.html. For further information, please call (845) 889-4745 x 109, or email hrnerr@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The Norrie Point Environmental Center is located in the Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park in Staatsburg, Dutchess County. It is operated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in cooperation with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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For more information about research at the NYS DEC Hudson River Research Reserve:

http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/HudsonRiver/Research.html

For more information about the Hudson River Environmental Conditions Monitoring System:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4915.html (click HRECOS link)

 

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