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How does your watershed impact the ocean?

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Hudson River Plume

Hudson River Plume


Where does river water end up? Find out as you journey through the Hudson River watershed and out into the ocean. Along the way, you will discover how something microscopic can impact clams, fish, and other organisms hundreds to thousands of times their size.

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This Human Impact Adventure explores the Hudson River Plume; including what it is, how it is created, and what impact it has on the marine environment. Through this unit students learn about watershed dynamics, density, satellite sea surface temperature data, human impacts on the watershed (non-point source pollution), and eutrophication.

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To learn more about how to incorporate this unit in your classroom, check out the Unit Plan.

Unit Plan

Hudson River Plume Developers

Project Directors: Janice McDonnell and Ravit Duncan
Project Managers: Sage Lichtenwalner and Carrie Fraser
Writers: Laura Dunbar and Carrie Fraser
Flash Interactives: Brian Yan and Jon Pucci
Interface Design: Bean Creative
Site Architecture/Coding: Sage Lichtenwalner
Science Advisers:Jim Ammerman and Brian Gaas

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