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College of Mount Saint Vincent to Host Frederick Douglass Academy High School Students on October 18, 2011 for “A Day in the Life of the Hudson”
10/5/2011 - Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to host 20 high school students from Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Academy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2011 as part of the 9th Annual “A Day in the Life of the Hudson.”

 Angela GeronaCollege of Mount Saint Vincent student Angela Gerona '12 at the 9th Annual "A Day in the Life of the Hudson." 

Under the direction of Professor of Biology Dr. Patricia Grove, the students will be working with 18 ecology students at the Mount to gather samples from the river and examine the physical, chemical, and biological parameters that affect the vitality of the river.

The Mount and Frederick Douglass students will join groups of students up and down the river to simultaneously collect data and post it on the Web. The event is coordinated through the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Unit and Lamont Dougherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

For more information about “A Day in the Life of the Hudson,” visit http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/edu/k12/snapshotday/index.html.  


About the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Founded in 1847, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service. Visit www.mountsaintvincent.edu for more information.

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Erin Walsh
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(718) 405-3341
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