Middleburgh students continue to take learning outside the classroom, participating in the annual Hudson River Snapshot Day. MCS was the only school in Schoharie County to participate in the event.
Students got to work with a NYS DEC employee who came out to help students electroshock fish. Over 5,000 students statewide participated to help the DEC collect data and study the Hudson River’s fish and invertebrates, track the river’s tides and currents, and examine water quality and chemistry.
“DEC’s annual ‘Day in the Life’ event is a great opportunity for thousands of students to experience the diverse habitats and fishery of the Hudson River, while helping to gather valuable research data,” said Commissioner Baisl Seggos. “From the river’s headwaters in the Adirondacks to New York Harbor, the health of the Hudson is essential for residents, visitors, and our economy, and today’s event showcases the river’s significant value while inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.”
This is the 17th year for the Hudson River Snapshot Day.