A community hub for scientific research and environmental education.
Our mission is to provide place-based learning opportunities of the Hudson River estuary through field investigations, allowing participants to explore and learn from the natural world. The Field Station is committed to being a safe and equitable space.
Student, Educator, and Community Programs
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Hudson River Stewards StoryMap
NEW! Check out our interactive StoryMap of Hudson River Stewards, developed in partnership with the Barnard College Sustainable Development Workshop, which will be part of a physical installation at the Hudson River Field Station in early 2023!
Educational Pieces at the Field Station
Image Carousel with 9 slides
A carousel is a rotating set of images. Use the previous and next buttons to change the displayed slide
Slide 1: Easy viewing Wentzscopes are great for learners of all ages who would like to explore the microscopic world.
Slide 2: The invisible world station at the Hudson River Field Station is dedicated to exploring the microscopic living and nonliving things that are moving in the estuary: sediments, plankton, and microplastics.
Slide 3: The invisible world station at the Hudson River Field Station is dedicated to exploring the microscopic living and nonliving things that are moving in the estuary: sediments, plankton, and microplastics.
Slide 4: Microplastics are a widely observed form of plastic pollution ranging from 1 nanometer to <5 mm in size. The Field Station is equipped with the technology to illuminate any plastics that may be in the Hudson.
Slide 5: An Atlantic sturgeon model provides an incredible opportunity to share about the unique characteristics of this Hudson River species. Atlantic sturgeon are migratory, and spend 6 years of their juvenile life in our special section of the Hudson, Haverstraw Bay!
Slide 6: Striped bass are an iconic Hudson fish that have influenced many significant landmark environmental legal battles on the Hudson.
Slide 7: The Wide Bays Topographic/Bathymetric Map is a tactile learning tool that explores the widest section of the Hudson River. The map was created using bathymetric data collected from Lamont scientists and collaborators in the Hudson River Mapping Project.
Slide 8: The Hudson River puzzle is an active and fun way to spatially learn about the entire reach of the Hudson River estuary.
Slide 9: Our 'Stewards Wall’ includes how all of us can help to protect the Hudson: scientists, educators and students, environmental advocates and community members!
Safe Space Commitment
The Field Station is committed to being a safe and equitable space, which is one that centers the needs and desires of its employees, residents, visitors, and community members inclusive of race, gender, religion, ability, income, and sexual identity. We acknowledge that historically, access to public spaces did not include Black, Indigenous, and people of color. This is why it is necessary to ensure that we work to make our shared spaces a place where everyone can feel safe and welcomed. We take this step along with many of our colleagues working on the Hudson River as part of the Hudson-Harbor Educators Group. Learn more about the Hudson River Foundation's Safe Space Commitment.
Ways to Get Involved
The Field Station is located at 200 Ferry Road, Piermont, NY at the eastern end of Rockland County's Piermont Pier.