Virtual Hudson River; Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee March 4

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
DEC Delivers - Information to keep you connected and informed from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Share or view as a web page || Update preferences or unsubscribe

Hudson RiverNet
News from the Hudson River Estuary Program

In This Issue

  • Virtual Hudson River Offers Videos, Curriculum, and Lesson Plans
  • Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee Meets March 4

The Virtual Hudson River

A young woman in waders stands in a stream and joyously holds up an adult eel over her head.DEC's Hudson River estuary educators are offering students, teachers, caregivers, and families a virtual connection to the Hudson River. The Virtual River  introduces the natural world of the Hudson through videos, interactive lessons, and activities for those now schooling from home. Watch live animals and enjoy riverside excursions online. Learn about eels, fish, climate change, Hudson River Valley geology, and much more.

The content is developed for a mix of ages so everyone can learn together about their local environment. New topics are added weekly. Complementary videos and lesson plans support deeper learning at home or school on the topics introduced in each weekly short video update. Until we can visit the Hudson River estuary with students, teachers, and families again, we invite everyone to enjoy the Virtual River. Sign-up for weekly updates on Hudson River topics at Virtual River Sign-up.

You can find many other great resources for teachers and families on DEC's Education webpage which includes a link to DEC's Caregiver Resources While At Home. There are tips for transitioning into remote learning, quick family activities, environmental education lesson plans, nature activities and more. Explore them all!

Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee Meeting March 4

The Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee (HREMAC) will hold a meeting on March 4, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Meetings are open to the public and are being held by WebEx. Join by video or by phone +1-518-549-0500 (toll); access code: 178 236 9162. Please RSVP to with the subject line 'HREMAC' if you plan to attend.

DEC is currently accepting nominations to serve on this committee. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and a resume to by March 31, 2021 with 'HREMAC' in the subject line. The Committee meets three to four times per year. DEC's Commissioner will make appointments to the committee after the nominations have been reviewed. For more information about the Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee, please visit the HREMAC webpage on the DEC website.

View of the Hudson River surrounded by the mountains of the Hudson Highlands.