Science Barge

 Groundwork Hudson Valley creates sustainable environmental change in urban neighborhoods through community-based partnerships. These include environmental science and sustainability programs; community gardens, school gardens, and urban farms; and an after-school volunteer program. Field trips are held aboard the science barge, a sustainable urban farm, from mid-April through the beginning of November. This one-of-a-kind destination guarantees a detailed demonstration of hydroponics, renewable energy, and urban composting!
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Learn about our educational programs.  
Contact Info
Address: 22 Main St., 2nd Fl., Yonkers, NY 10701. Westchester County.
Tel: 914-375-2151.
Hrs: Apr.-Nov. See website.
Field trips teach campers about sustainable design, resource management, urban agriculture, and other real-world environmental challenges. Activities range from fun games, designed to mimic natural processes and plant/animal interactions; to studying and discussing conservation; as well as gaining hands-on experience by building electrical circuits, testing water quality, and more. Every program includes a 1-hour tour of the barge.
Contact Info
Name: Ashley Perez.
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-12th.
Group Size: Min. 10, max. 35 students.
Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1, 15:1.
Registration: Email.
Food Options: Outdoor seating. Lunch program options available.
Cost: Fee.

Nature Centers Fun Facts

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. In the United States, we use enough office paper each year to build a 10-foot-high wall that’s 6,815 miles long. That’s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo!

Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and trees, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

Follow up your trip by planting a tree or proposing a conservation program for your group.