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Events & Opportunities

Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) hosts and sponsors many events, including open houses, conferences, workshops, canoe trips, and various club meetings. Check out the calendar below for more information (or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page).

Contact Us

Michele Dominy
Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Director of Environmental and Urban Studies

Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone: 845-758-7870

Bard Office of Sustainability, Center for Civic Engagement, and Environmental and Urban Studies Program present

Day in the Life of the Hudson River

One Day. One Hudson. Hundreds of citizen scientists. Bardians in Canoes.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

In the last 10 years we have engaged over 20,000 participants in our Day in the Life events, bringing students, teachers and educators to the Hudson River for sampling, learning and fun! Check our 2012 webpage for results or look over data from earlier years, and for activity sheets from the event!


The event is designed to celebrate the Hudson River Estuary and educate participants on the uniqueness of our estuary as part of the annual recognition of "National Estuaries Week". The event is coordinated by The Hudson River Estuary Program of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Each fall, environmental education centers are encouraged to team with school classes along the Hudson River to create a day-in-the-life picture of the river from the Troy Dam to New York Harbor.

The event began in 2003 with a modest 300 plus student participants and has grown until in our most recent event, October 2012, we involved over 3765 students and individual participants almost 70 sites from the New York Bight up to Lock 5 in the Hudson River, and into the Mohawk watershed, a major Hudson River tributary. Each site gathers data on the Hudson and shares their results, gaining a better understanding of this historic and vital estuary system. Data, Lesson Plans, Resources...lots of resource materials are provided here for your use in joining us on a virtual exploration of the river...and plan to join us on in 2013 for your own dip in the Hudson River as part of our Day in the Life on the Hudson River!

For more information, call 845-752-4852, e-mail,
or visit

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: Bard College Field Station