Hudson River Field Station

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

Science Saturday participants seining.
Science Saturday

Family-friendly organized programs to engage and educate the public about our beautiful and unique Hudson River.

Student looks through a microscope. Credit: Margie Turrin
School & After School Programs

Place-based Hudson programming for K-12 school groups, scout groups, after-school clubs, and undergraduate programs.

Next Generation of Hudson River Educators 2021 with community member Moses Jr. (center) holding a softshell turtle that the group named Moses III in his honor. Credit: Moses Sr.
Summer High School Opportunities

Next Generation of Hudson River Educators connects historically underrepresented students to the Hudson River through field investigations.

Formal and informal educators learn about Hudson River biology through a hands-on professional learning experience. Credit: Margie Turrin
Professional Learning

Professional learning workshops expand the skills of educators on integrating new techniques and activities into their curriculum.

Community science participants examining seining net. Credit: Margie Turrin
Community Science

Community science offers community members an opportunity to contribute to active local research.

Students Making Discoveries During Day in the Life of Hudson & Harbor
Day in Life of Hudson and Harbor

An annual fall event that celebrates the Hudson River Estuary and educates participants through place-based field exploration and data collection.

Fish count participant holding a fish.
World Fish Migration Lower Hudson & Harbor Fish Count

An annual celebration to create awareness of the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers with events around the world to connect fish, rivers, and people.

Environmental Conservation is one of the most important things we do!

Upcoming Education Events

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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

Featured Video

Rising Seas, Changing Coastlines: Sea Level Rise in the Hudson River


Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS) Piermont Pier Monitoring Station dashboard (
Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System

HRECOS is a robust environmental monitoring network with stations distributed along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers to continuously record water quality and weather parameters.

eDNA laboratory study. Credit: Laurel Zaima

eDNA is an emerging technique that scientists are using to gain a greater understanding of the local fish biodiversity and population dynamics in the Hudson. Be sure to see the 2023 report!

Measuring size of a fish. Credit: Margie Turrin
Piermont Biological & Water Chemistry Data

Ongoing biological and water chemistry data collection with students, community scientists, and the public to gain a greater understanding of our section of the Hudson off Piermont Pier.

Hudson River shore. Credit: Laurel Zaima
Hudson River Water Quality

Persistent and expansive water quality monitoring along the Hudson and connecting tributaries to identify the location and frequency of water quality challenges during wet periods.

Oyster. Credit: Laurel Zaima
Oyster Research

A study seeking to understand oyster performance and resilience in the face of warming temperatures, acidifying oceans, and hypoxia (low oxygen) as our climate changes.

Gabriel Pedersen. Credit: Margie Turrin
Local to Global Tides & Temperature

Supporting work in Greenland studying ice sheet change, tide gauges will be tested at the Field Station before deployment by locals in Greenland communities.

Hudson River Mapping project gathered data to visualize the bottom of the Hudson. Credit: Frank Nitsche
Hudson River Mapping

The project mapped the Hudson River estuary, collecting information on the depth, bottom features, bottom surface hardness and sediments, and human impact.

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

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Our Location

The Field Station is located at 200 Ferry Road, Piermont, NY at the eastern end of Rockland County's Piermont Pier.