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River Explorers FREE Nature Programs Continue on Saturday's this Fall!

CURB's River Explorers hands-on nature programs continue each Saturday through October. These programs include a morning nature/craft activity from 11:00am - 12:00pm, followed by family seining (fishing with a net) from 1:00 - 3:00pm. All equipment is provided. See below for the upcoming schedule:


River Explorers Schedule

All River Explorers programs take place on Saturdays from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Appropriate for children ages 5 - 12. 

Registration is required. Please contact Gabby at riverexplorers1@gmail.com or (914) 377 - 1900 ext 13.

Sep 15 - We will be learning about the importance of sediment and site conditions in the Hudson River. The students will be examining the sediment of the Hudson River and analyzing what our sample contains.

Sep 22 - We will be learning about animal adaptations and the importance of them for many of the inhabitants of the Hudson River. We will then play a game to check our knowledge about animal adaptations.

Sep 29 - We will be learning about the water cycle and all the components that make it up. We will create our water cycle in a jar to see all the water cycle happen. Then, using arts and crafts we will make our own water cycle.

Oct 6 - We will be learning about pollution and how it impacts some of the animals. We will learn about Combined Sewage Overflow and all the ways to prevent it to have a healthy Hudson in Yonkers. Students will then create signs with the aim to tell people to conserve water.

Oct 13- Plankton Day! We will do a plankton tow and bring the sample into the building and learn about some of the plankton we might find in the Hudson River. Children will have a chance to learn about microscopes and about the animals they can’t see.

Oct 20 - We will be learning about Food Webs and all the different animals in the Hudson River Food web. Students will create their own food web using arts supplies after the food web game we play.

Oct 27 - Details to come.


Family Seining Schedule

All Family Seining programs take place on Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:00pm. Appropriate for participants ages 5 and up. 

Registration is required. Please contact Gabby at riverexplorers1@gmail.com or (914) 377 - 1900 ext 13.

Program Dates: Sep 15, Sep 22, Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27