Hudson River Ecology

How does the Hudson River ecosystem respond to different types of changes over time? Are these changes permanent, and how will the ecosystem respond? Our curriculum addresses these questions through modules which combine unique and engaging Hudson River data collected by the Cary Institute and other scientists, investigations, readings, and visualizations.

The Basics: Land Use & Water Quality

Two 45-minute lessons
Classroom, aquatic ecosystem

Students will know how land use affects water quality and be able to compare results from two different types of aquatic ecosystems. 



The full lesson plan, including all lesson resources, is located in the Changing Hudson Project unit titled "The Hudson Valley: A Social - Ecological System" and can be accessed here:

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