Events designed to connect students to nature
Beginning June 29, Scenic Hudson will provide a variety of activities designed to reconnect students from kindergarten to eighth grade and their families with nature. All supplies will be provided. Parents are requested to stay with their children.
On Wednesday, June 29, from 2 to 5 p.m.. and Thursday, July 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the River Center at Long Dock Park in Beacon, children are invited to create nature journals.
From 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, Scenic Hudson will host a family fishing night at Long Dock Park. No license is needed. Participants will learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology.
On Saturday, August 13, the group will organize the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count at Long Dock Park from 10 a.m. to noon. At this annual event, naturalists along the Hudson River catch fish to show visitors the variety of slippery, wriggly and fascinating creatures below the river’s surface. The estuary and its watershed are home to more than 200 species. The count is organized by state Department of Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program.