(845) 563-3400     124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
 

Vails Gate Scholars Partner with Black Rock for A Day in the Life of the Hudson River


On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Vails Gate STEAM Academy students participated in a yearly event- A Day in the Life of the Hudson River.

Mrs. Espinoza and Mrs. Colon-Pena's 5th grade students became "scientists" for a day, collecting and analyzing real field data during hands-on exploration of the Hudson River Estuary. They were among more than 3,000 students and teachers from New York City to Troy that participated in this valuable yearly event, with Vails Gate students stationed at Kowawese Park in New Windsor.

They partnered with Black Rock Forest to collect scientific data of the tidal Hudson to create a snapshot of the river at our designated part of the river. The students examined both the physical and chemical aspects of the river with a range of equipment. They learned how to test for dissolved oxygen levels, temperature, turbidity, & salinity of the river. They also recorded observations, took core samples, monitored the tide, and identified fish caught in a seine net. Participation in 'A Day in the Life ' is a great way to inspire our students to become future scientists, as this is real-world data that enables our students to help the Department of Environment Conservation to monitor the health of the Hudson River.


ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Strategist, Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net). We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!



Day In Life
Day In Life
Day In Life
Day In Life


Day In Life
Day In Life
Day In Life
Day In Life


Day In Life
Day In Life
Day In Life
Date: 2019-12-06 19:17:46





QUICK CONTACT

Main Switchboard
845.563.3400
Food Services
845.563.3424
Registration
845.563.5437
BOE Clerk
845.563.3503
Transportation
845.568.6833
Payroll
845.563.3440
Athletics
845.563.5419
Business/Fin.
845.563.3448
Human Resources
845.563.3460
Technology
845.568.6542
Tax Office
845.563.3490
Newburgh Free Library
845.563.3600

SCHOOLS

Balmville
845.563.8550
Fostertown
845.568.6425
Gardnertown
845.568.6400
GAMS Tech
845.563.8450
Horizons
845.563.3725
Meadow Hill
845.568.6600
New Windsor
845.563.3700
Temple Hill
845.568.6450
Vails Gate
845.563.7900
Heritage Middle
845.563.3750
South Middle
845.563.7000
NFA Main
845.563.5400
NFA North
845.563.8400
NFA West
845.568.6560