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Students' science project monitors health of Hudson River

On Board Online • September 21, 2015

By Cara Matthews

Wearing olive green waders, an Ossining High School student and a teacher slowly enter the Hudson River at a beach where no swimming is allowed. One holds an orange ruler, and the other a small plastic container. They take a water sample at a depth of 30 centimeters.

Eileen Tacuri is one of five students who have sampled water weekly at Louis Engel Waterfront Park over the summer. She and Artie Carlucci, who teaches environmental science and biology, are part of a faculty and student team that is working with Riverkeeper, an environmental group, to monitor water quality.

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