On Sunday, June 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, the Hudson Sloop Club will hold the inaugural event at the long-awaited Everett Nack Estuary Education Center.
Called "American Shad Show & Tell," the event gives participants the chance to try out the center's microscopes while learning about American shad (Alosa sapidissima), an important member of the Hudson River's ecosystem. Shad are currently in the beginning stages of their life cycle. During the event, shad larvae will be gathered and checked out under the microscope while participants learn about the shad's historic and ecological importance.
The event will be led by biologist and educator Chris Nack, the grandson of celebrated fisherman and conservationist Everett Nack, whose activism inspired the Hudson Sloop Club's mission of access, education, and stewardship.
The event is free, family friendly, and open to everyone. Pastries and coffee will be provided by Supernatural Coffee.