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A collection of k-12 curricula, activity guides, and other resources to support hands-on, inquiry-based investigations of the ecosystems and organisms around us. Created by our Education Program in collaboration with Cary Institute scientists.

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Hudson River Ecology

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Introduction to the Hudson: Journey down the river
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Do Hudson River striped bass PCB levels vary by location? (High School)
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Exploring Population Change due to Zebra Mussels
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How much salt? Hydrofracking
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Introducing Microbes as Decomposers