Changing Hudson Project

Macroinvertebrate Photo Cards (doc, 5 MB)

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Field Guide

Aquatic macroinvertebrate photos.  

Key to Common Pond Invertebrates of the Hudson Valley (doc, 60 KB)

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A simplified key to common pond invertebrates of the Hudson Valley.  

Invasive Plant Flashcards (ppt, 5 MB)

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Photos and descriptive information about common invasive plants found in and around Dutchess County, NY.  

Stream Invertebrate Drawings & Feeding Guide (docx, 4 MB)

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These "biology briefs" provide a line drawing of common aquatic macroinvertebrates, plus information on their feeding habits.  This is useful for having students create a food web.  

Freshwater Tidal Wetlands

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9-12
6-8
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Water
Biodiversity
Carbon

Freshwater tidal wetlands are a unique ecosystem of the Hudson River estuary, and these lessons will help students understand their importance along with some of the challenges due to a changing climate. 

Hudson River Water Quality - Sampling Activity

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Students will use data to create a scatter plot by hand and be able to understand the importance of replication and the intrinsic link between variability and the conclusions that can be drawn from

Pollution drives evolution in the Hudson River

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Students will know how Hudson River tomcod evolved resistance to PCBs and be able to critically compare the way different news outlets choose to tell a scientific story.

Exploring Abiotic Changes due to Zebra Mussels

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Students will know how the zebra mussel has changed the Hudson River ecosystem and be able to explain how a biotic change affects the abiotic conditions in the Hudson River.

Exploring Population Change due to Zebra Mussels

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Students will know how the zebra mussel invasion affected the food web of the Hudson River and be able to explain at least two connections within the food web that were affected using evidence from

Introduction to Zebra Mussels

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Students will know what lives in the Hudson River, and will be able to create a food web drawing to represent the organisms living in the river.

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