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Fish Biology

Grades 6-12

Application

Application Closed

Themes

Fish; Fish Anatomy; Form and Function; Catch and Release Fishing

Grades

6-12

Location

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Pier 25 Tribeca

Pier 46 Greenwich Village

Pier 63 Chelsea

Pier 84 Maritime Entertainment District

Length

90 minutes

In Fish Biology, Students learn about fish biology and anatomy topics through an engaging fish dissection and catch and release fishing.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Students will learn the basic anatomy of a fish by observing a fish dissection
  • Students will interact with various critters from the Hudson River
  • Students will practice catch and release fishing to engage with  the Hudson River
  • Students will humanely interact with live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)
  • Students will apply their experiences to define ways that we can support Hudson River fish

WHAT TEACHERS SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM

  • “The educators were extremely knowledgeable about fish biology.  They presented the information very clearly and allowed students opportunities to engage with the specimens and live marine animals.  We saw shrimp, isopod, toadfish, mussel and even a striped bass!” -10th Grade Teacher, Manhattan
  • “[HRP] educators were wonderful. Positive and clear, exciting and structured” -9th Grade Teacher, Bronx