The Science Barge Season Opening

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April 13, 2013

2-6pm.

The Science Barge

Yonkers

All Ages

FREE Free

Event description: The Science Barge, an award-winning and nationally recognized program of Groundwork Hudson Valley, will re-open on the waterfront in downtown Yonkers on Saturday, April 13. Activities will include super-high kite-flying with kite expert and nationally recognized boomeranger, Flyin' Brian Cavallaro, hunting for glass eels, build-a-boat, riding the energy bike, and potting a plant to take home. Enjoy live music and light refreshments. Free walk-on tours will begin at 2pm and will be held until closing at 6pm.

The Science Barge, which operates as an environmental education center, is a sustainable urban farm powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels and irrigated by rainwater.

Address: 99 Dock St.
Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: 914-375-2151
Website: groundworkhv.org

About The Science Barge

Standard hours: Weekends 12-6pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: No
Stroller check: No
Bring food: No
Buy food: No
Where is food allowed: Food not allowed at all
Changing tables in the women's room(s): No
Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
Family bathroom: Yes

The Science Barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and acquired by Groundwork Hudson Valley in October 2008 to be operated as an environmental education center. The Science Barge greenhouse, floating on the Hudson River, grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, popcorn, peppers, eggplant, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff. All of the energy needed to power the Barge is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels while the hydroponic greenhouse is irrigated solely by collected rainwater and purified river water, thus operating completely “off the grid.” It is the only fully functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable food production in New York. It is now docked in downtown Yonkers just north of the Yonkers Pier. The Science Barge is open to the public on the weekends from 12-6pm. The Science Barge is also open for weekday educational programs and field trips for schools, camps, and other groups from mid-April through the beginning of November. Programs range from 1-3 hours and cost $200-$475. We are currently scheduling field trips for the summer and fall! Call 914-375-2151 or e-mail sciencebarge@groundworkhv.org if you are interested in booking.
Parking: Street Parking
Nearest public transportation stop: Yonkers Train Station
Play area: No
Party room: No

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