FOR ALL AGES! The intergenerational Inventors’ Club meets on the Barge every Sunday at 2pm!
The Inventors’ Club explores giant ideas and assembles working solar and wind units. The Club helps with science activities for children. All ages welcome.

FOR KIDS! 2013 Art & Science Sundays!
Every Sunday, from July through October, the Science Barge invites children for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard the Barge for everything from building take-home hydroponic mini-greenhouses to making Japanese fish sock-kites. And, back by popular demand are Blue Crab Blitz days. Learn all about the crabs that you catch with Science Barge Director Bob Walters. So get your sea legs ready and come aboard:

Who: Children ages 4-10
When:
Sundays from 2-4 pm, July-October 2013
Where: The Science Barge, at 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY 10701
Info: Suggested $5 donation for supplies. Space and supplies limited, so please rsvp to Isr’a Abdo at Israabdo@icloud.com. For more information call 914-375-2151. A printer-friendly schedule is available here: Art and Science Sundays 2013 Schedule
Art & Science Sundays are sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

2013 Schedule for Art & Science Sundays:

7/7 Lost & Found Pirate Treasure Mosaic Making
Artist Haifa Bint-Kadi leads a story-telling activity about pirates on the Hudson River, then works with participants to create a mosaic from found treasure from the river.

7/14 “Barge Blooms” Flower Printing
Make art from nature, creating beautiful monotype prints using found flower species from along the Saw Mill River with artist Haifa Bint-Kadi.

7/21 Grow & Go Take-Home Garden & Watercolor Wax Painting
Family fun building hydroponic mini-greenhouses to tend at home and harvest for tasty, fresh salad greens. For added fun, participants can create intriguing underwater scenes from below the Hudson River in white wax, then paint them to reveal the images.

7/28 Water, Water Everywhere & Not a Drop to Drink—Fun with Filtering
Discover the magic of making river water clear by testing different filtration materials in stages.

8/4  Grow & Go Take-Home Gardens & Crabby Creatures Art
Family fun building hydroponic mini-greenhouses to tend at home and harvest for tasty, fresh salad greens. For added fun, create blue crab art using recycled materials with artist Isr’a Abdo.

8/11 Creating Slithering Eel Puppets
Who loves the eel? We all do! Come learn about this mysterious creature that lives right here in the Hudson and Saw Mill rivers. Artist Isr’a Abdo will help participants create their own slithering eels with flexible materials and paint.

8/18 Grow & Go Take-Home Gardens & Blue Crab Blitz
Family fun building hydroponic mini-greenhouses to tend at home and harvest for tasty, fresh salad greens. Meanwhile, on the gang-plank, Captain Bob will lead the popular blue crab activities—pulling up the traps, examining the creatures within, and letting them swim away.

8/25 Blooming Pop-Up Plant Cups
Where does your garden grow? Right in your own pop-up plant cup. Using colorful India rice papers, participants will make a flower that literally blooms right in a cup!

9/1 Create & Launch Japanese Fish Sock Kites
Artist Isr’a Abdo will help participants create vibrant flying carp fish kites using rice paper and tie-dye, then launch them from the Barge and watch them soar.

9/8  Blue Crab Blitz
While catching blue claw crabs, learn how to tell a male from a female crab, a Jimmy from a Sally. What is a Sook crab, or a Sponge crab? What kind of food do crabs like to eat? How long do crabs live? What salinity do crabs prefer? Science Barge Captain Bob Walters will lead the way, helping to measure the catch, record the findings, and release the crabs back into the river.

9/15 Grow & Go Take-Home Gardens
Family fun building hydroponic mini-greenhouses to tend at home and harvest for tasty, fresh salad greens. Children can set up their own gardens with leafy greens and herbs, and learn how to care for them and watch them grow.

9/22 Flying Fish Mobiles
Ever hear of a flying fish? We will use fish from the Hudson River to inspire the creation of a fish mobile using recycled materials with artist Isr’a Abdo.

 9/29 Blowing in the Wind—Building Mini-Wind Turbines
Discover the power of the wind, and what that mighty energy can do, while making your own wind turbine to take home.

10/6 Sunday, Buggy Sunday
Using found and recycled materials, artist Isr’a Abdo will guide participants in creating colorful insects and the crazy bugs that share our world.

 10/13 Grow & Go Take-Home Garden Workshop
Family fun building hydroponic mini-greenhouses to tend at home and harvest for tasty, fresh salad greens. Children can set up their own gardens with leafy greens and herbs, and learn how to care for them and watch them grow.

10/20 Real Deal Fish Printing
Participants will try their hands at the Japanese technique of fish painting—inking one side of an actual fresh fish, then printing it onto rice paper.

10/27 Pumpkins become Jack-O-Lanterns
Time to celebrate Halloween at our floating pumpkin patch—the Science Barge. Transform ordinary pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns and have the jacks pose for an end-of-season Science Barge photo.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Nationally exhibited teaching artist Haifa Bint-Kadi loves sharing and teaching creativity to artists of all ages. Her commissions can be seen throughout New YorkState and here locally in Yonkers, NY.

Young sculptor and mixed-media artist Isra Abdo, recipient of the Penny Stamps School Art Portfolio Award, has been exhibiting her work since she was ten years old and her work was in the recent ArtsWestchester Fish Tales show. Isra loves teaching how to use found materials and the Hudson River as a palette for creativity.

Bob Walters is Director of the Science Barge for GroundworkHudsonValley. A true environmental and river advocate, Bob enjoys sharing his love for nature and science with children, and mentors volunteers who come to the Barge year-round. He also hosts the intergenerational Inventors’ Club, which meets on the Barge every Sunday at 2pm.