Students take pulse of river at 17th Annual Hudson River Fact Finding Day

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Students in the Hudson Valley got a hands-on learning experience along the Hudson River Tuesday. 

As part of the state DEC's 17th annual Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor, students became scientists for the day.

Instead of sitting in school, their classroom was the Hudson River. About 80 students from five different Rockland high schools gathered at the Piemont Pier to participate.

The kids spent the morning collecting and interpreting their own data in and along the Hudson.

"Today I learned about the turbidity of water and the currents so we learned there is an ebb right now, so the water is flowing downstream towards the Atlantic Ocean," says Will Paskowski, Tappan Zee High School student.

The program happened in more than 100 spots along the Hudson River. Overall, about 5,000 students participated in all.

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