Her Hudson is a symposium of activities, demonstrations and speakers to educate girls in the New York City area about conservation of the Hudson River estuary and empower them through participation in environmental science and management.
We are located in the midst of an estuary, a unique, highly productive ecosystem that vitally enhances the condition of our city. We rely on the Hudson River to support our economy, provide recreation, maintain healthy air quality and aid resilience against extreme weather events. Although numerous initiatives in the New York City area have begun to educate youth about ways to preserve the Hudson River, none have specifically targeted young women. Girls and women serve as crucial resource-managers and educators for their families and communities, so we believe it is important to unleash their potential as environmental stewards.
Her Hudson aims to provide a platform for young women (ages 8 - 14) to collaborate with one another, evaluate the problems our city and estuary face and generate solutions that will benefit the Hudson River as well as the communities that rely on it. Interactive activity stations will be led by the New York Hall of Science, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Riverkeeper, the River Project and Hudson River Community Sailing.
Together, we can cultivate a more inclusive, conscientious citizenry that actively strives towards ensuring a healthy estuary and city for the present and future.