Hackensack River Quest
grade band: middle school
The Hackensack River Watershed has a rich history of human settlement and productivity, which greatly impacted the health of the river and its surrounding wetlands. The health of the river and wetlands are making an incredible comeback, but there are still challenges.
How Can You Help?
In this Quest, students will uncover the importance of healthy watersheds for healthy communities, and explore some of the challenges facing the Hackensack River watershed. Through their inquiry, students are challenged to design a project that will make a meaningful positive impact on the health of the river and watershed.
Small grant funds are available to help with the material costs of projects for classes that register for the Quest and submit feedback and data at various checkpoints.
Geographic Focus: Hackensack River watershed (NY & NJ)
Target Grade Bands: 5th-8th
Focus Ecosystem or Species Group: Watersheds