Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory’s community education program draws in students of all ages to learn about the Hudson River.
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The river — much like post-pandemic New York City — is more resilient than people think.
In the Next Generation of Hudson River Educators program, students learned what community members think about the Hudson and developed tools to share their own findings.
Interviews provide an emotional and thoughtful connection to others through discussing and sharing over topics that they might never have a chance to discuss otherwise.
When it comes to access to nature and environmental protection of these resources, environmental resources are all too often not allocated equitably.
She’s trying predict fecal bacteria contamination of the river, and researching how environmental degradation disproportionately harms disadvantaged communities.
Interns developed skills in science communication by creating educational materials about the river’s colorful stories, myths, and misunderstandings.
In a summer program, students learned about and discussed the science of the Hudson River watershed, as well as the social issues present in their daily lives.
A student group examined the types of microplastics entering the river, and created a way for citizen scientists to help with the research.
The newly renovated research facility will host an educational mural that combines art and science.