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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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Percolation Protocol
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A Schoolyard for Worms?
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Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: HRECOS Water Temperature (High School)
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Do Hudson River striped bass PCB levels vary by location? (Middle School)
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Extension Activity: Sticky Traps