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The Science Barge is truly one-of-a-kind educational experience.  In fact, it was awarded Best Sustainability Education by the Omega Center (2015) and rated “Best in Westchester: School Trip” (2012) and Best in Yonkers (2013, 2014)!

Serving schools, camps, and scout groups (grades 1-12), as well as university level classes, our S.T.E.M.-tastic programs teach sustainable design, resource management, urban agriculture, renewable energy and climate change resiliency.  Programs range from a one hour tour up to a 3 hour tour-activity-green lunch challenge combination.  Our on-board programs run only during our official growing season: mid-April through October.  The Science Barge does, however, offer Winter Outreach programs for December-March. See below for details.

While we can tailor programs to meet your science curriculum requirements, you can always expect a detailed demonstration of the hydroponic and aquaponic systems that operate with water from rainwater catchment, powered by our renewable energy sources – the solar arrays and wind turbines, and kept zero-waste and discharge-free by our urban composting system!

For information about K-12 educational programs:

For information about college-level programs or professional development:

  • Email Director of Education, Jennifer Sloan, at
  • Call the Groundwork Hudson Valley office at 914-375-2151 and speak to Ellen Theg or Jennifer Sloan.