Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

YONKERS – Cross the gangplank to the season opening of the Science Barge on Saturday, Apr. 29.

Photos provided

There will be a celebration of the Barge’s eighth year on the waterfront in downtown Yonkers with an afternoon of revelry.

The fun starts at noon, with Mayor Spano set to cut the ribbon at 2 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to all ages.

Festivities starting at 12:00 include:

  • Live animals from the Greenburgh Nature Center
  • Hunting for glass eels
  • Live music-with Nepperhan Drum Band
  • Legos on the Hudson
  • Planting and craft activities
  • Live Hudson River fish from CURB
  • Hands-on science stuff
  • ConEdison Energy bike challenge
  • Walk-on tours until 3:45 pm

Mayor Spano greets visitors.

The Science Barge is open to the public every weekend from noon to 6 pm, from mid-April to Nov., offering children’s activities and free tours of the new, interactive climate change exhibits, hydroponic greenhouse, and energy systems. Art & Science Sundays for children ages 4-10 offer planting and science activities, crafts, crabbing, and more from 2-4 p.m., July to November.

The Science Barge is a fully sustainable urban farm and environmental education center on the Hudson River. Winner of the Omega Institute’s prestigious “Leadership in Sustainable Education” award in 2014, the Barge offers one of the region’s most dynamic and immersive STEM educational experiences. Each year, Science Barge educators teach thousands of students about urban agriculture and renewable energy – plus curriculum-based programs on biodiversity, botany, carbon footprint, scientific method, and, now, climate change.

The Science Barge is funded by grants from the Apple Hill Fund, Cabbage Hill Farm Foundation, City of Yonkers, Con Edison, Croton Energy, Domino Sugar, Green Mountain Energy, Hitachi America, Hudson River Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The Barge, a project of Groundwork Hudson Valley, is located at 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY  10701.

For more information, call 914-375-2151 or visit groundworkhv.org.

 

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