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Irvington Fifth-Graders Set Sail On Hudson River

Main Street School fifth-graders set sail aboard The Clearwater along the Hudson River.
Main Street School fifth-graders set sail aboard The Clearwater along the Hudson River. Photo Credit: Contributed
Students and faculty gathered to study plankton and other marine life.
Students and faculty gathered to study plankton and other marine life. Photo Credit: Contributed
Students learned how to navigate the boat and raise the sails.
Students learned how to navigate the boat and raise the sails. Photo Credit: Contributed
Environmental education was the focus of the trip.
Environmental education was the focus of the trip. Photo Credit: Contributed

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- The Main Street School fifth-graders sailed on the Clearwater sloop on the Hudson River to learn about the river’s natural wonders and cultural significance.

The trip was the culmination of Main Street School's Hudson River Study and environmental education, which can forge a connection with nature to last a lifetime.

During the sail on-board the Clearwater, students had the opportunity to help raise the sails, navigate the boat, visit learning stations to examine river life, perform water quality tests and study plankton and other invertebrate life under field magnification.

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