New York City is surrounded by waterways—but how well do you really know them? On August 19, Science Writers in New York will present a special, exclusive close-up of our largest body of water, at
RIVERTalk: The Life of the Hudson
Join SWINY at 6 pm to explore “the river that flows two ways.” On our mile-long custom foray along this renowned tidal estuary, we’ll learn about its diverse ecosystem and the impact of humans.
We’ll cover the river’s:
- wildlife and birds, plus plants of Riverside Park
- pollutants and clean-ups
- fish and shellfish of all sizes
plus ample time for all your questions!
Our experienced guide is naturalist Leslie Day, EdD, long-time former resident of the 79th Street Boat Basin, science educator, and author of four respected books on birds, bees, trees, and natural wonders of NYC (Johns Hopkins University Press).
- Sunset on the River (7:49 pm)
- Drinks or dinner at a casual riverfront café
Monday, August 19, 6-7:40 pm
(Rain date: Wednesday, August 21)
Meeting place provided with confirmation
Fees (The tour’s cost is largely subsidized by SWINY):
- SWINY/NASW Members $5
- Non-Members $10
- Kids 8 to 16 welcome, as SWINY’s guests)
RSVP up soon — only 20 people can attend!