Briarcliff AP Environmental Science and Marine Biology Classes Sail the Hudson

Briarcliff HS Clearwater Hudson River
Briarcliff AP students sailed the Clearwater to study the ecology of the Hudson.

Karla Constantinou’s AP Environmental Science and Marine Biology classes had a chance to climb aboard the Clearwater sloop on the Hudson in November for a wide variety of mini-lessons on topics that include: history and navigation of the Hudson; water chemistry; living organisms of the Hudson; daily life aboard the Clearwater; and the physics of hoisting sails.

Constantinou explained, “Spending time on the Clearwater and enjoying the beauty of the Hudson River was a way for our students to learn more about the important river ecosystem that is integral to the Hudson Valley.

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