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Further Resources

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

These are Hudson River Estuary Lesson Plans that have been specifically designed to fit into grade 3-5 topics in math, science, and language arts including place based resources to meet learning standards. Some of these lessons can be modified for younger or older grades.

Hudson River Watershed Map:

A Day in the Life of the Hudson River

A day focused on celebrating the Hudson River, with students, teachers and other environmental organizations. Go to for more information.

Swim for the River DVD

This is a documentary about a man, Chris Swain who swam the entire length of the Hudson River from its source in Lake Tear of the Clouds to the Atlantic Ocean. Go to to download a copy of the study guide or for more information.

Clearwater’s Key to Common Hudson River Fishes

Other Environmental Education Organizations