Hudson River is Montessori classroom
ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct.
12, 2017) – The Hudson River served as a giant science lab
Thursday for fourth-graders at Montessori Magnet School, who joined
thousands of students from New York City to Troy in the annual “Day in
the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” sponsored by the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation.
Armed with nets,
binoculars and curiosity, the Montessori students traveled to the
Corning Preserve and explored an array of aquatic life forms that call
the Hudson their home. The students
took water samples and collected data to add to the larger pool of
information being gathered up and down the river. Students also observed
fish, plants, birds and the occasional Amtrak train making its way
across the river.
Our thanks to DEC scientists and others who
helped the students with their research. And a shout out to DEC
Commissioner Basil Seggos, who joined the Montessori research efforts at
the Corning Preserve.
Check out a Facebook photo album of the day here. (You
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The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High