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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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Schoolyard Ecology

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Cadmium in the Cove: What happened to it?

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Hudson River Food Webs

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Temperature impacts on metabolism

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Decomposition: Creating & Measuring Leaf Packets

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Exploring Abiotic Changes due to Zebra Mussels