Counting Eels at The Center for the Urban River at Beczak
Meet at The Center for the Urban River at Beczak
Every spring, juvenile American eels swim 1,000 miles from the Sargasso Sea to freshwater streams along the Hudson River. Join Wave Hill and environmental educator Jason Muller at The Center for the Urban River at Beczak in Yonkers—easily accessible by car and Metro-North—to collect data on migrating eels and their ecosystem. Put on waders and head out into the river to collect eels and other creatures in the fyke nets, or stay on shore to assist with recording water quality data and counting and weighing the little eels before releasing them back into the river. The data collected from CURB and other sites as part of this community science research project provides crucial information about young eel populations in the Hudson River. For adults and families with kids eight and older. Hudson River Eel Weekend event.
$10; Wave Hill Members save 10%. Registration required, online or at the Perkins Visitor Center.
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