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The Science Barge is now open to book virtual classes and in person spring and summer classes.

Groundwork Hudson Valley supports and stands with educators in their endeavor to empower the next generation of environmental leaders. With no shortage of need for innovation, our lesson plans will provide educators with an array of environmental education subjects from plant anatomy to sustainable lifestyle to emergency preparedness. There are even lessons dedicated to our regional projects, such as the use of sustainable energy modeled by the Science Barge to the plants and animals along the Saw Mill River.

All of our virtual learning units adhere to Next Generation Science Standards.

Brief Programs Descriptions: 

Science Barge Tour:
Take a closer look at our off-the-grid floating farm.

Garden Friend or Foe:
For better or for worse, gardens attract insects. Learn the difference between the ones that help and the ones that harm.

Botany Breakdown:
Different kinds of plants will be observed and explored at an anatomical level.

Living River & You:
Why is the Hudson River so special? Find out why in this unit.

Daylighting the Saw Mill River:
This recently daylighted river has water flowing above ground for the first time in 90 years. Learn more about this thriving ecosystem.

Climate Change & YOU:
Students will learn about tracking climactic weather events and the role humans can play.

Homesteading and Living Sustainably:
Students will learn how to make their homes more sustainable.

Extreme Weather Emergency Preparedness:
Learn about what you can do to prepare for an extreme weather event.




Virtual Program Pricing:

  • 40-minute program - $250 (*$150) - Includes choice of one program above
  • 80-minute program - $325 (*$200) - Includes Science Barge Tour AND choice of one other program above

*Virtual Program Lengths were designed with class schedules in mind*

In Person Pricing:

  • 1 Hour Group Tour: $250, (*$150)
  • 90 Min (Tour + Short Program): $325, (*$200)
  • 2 Hour (Tour + Program): $400, (*$275)

For in-person programming, be sure to book on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

(*Yonkers Public Schools or Title 1 School with documentation of Title 1 status)

CURB Program Discount:

Joint Program with the Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) also available!  If you book a joint CURB-Science Barge Program, you get a $50 discount on the Science Barge program AND a $50 discount on the CURB program (does not stack with the Title 1 discount). PLEASE NOTE: You must book separate program directly with CURB


The Science Barge is located in downtown South Yonkers, at 99 Dock St., Yonkers N.Y. 10701

We are right off of the Metro North Yonkers Station on the Hudson Line, as well as the Saw Mill Parkway and Cross County Parkway.


For more information, contact us at


or contact our Sustainability Education Associate
(914-375-2151 ext. 28) if you have any questions.



Make check payable to:
Groundwork Hudson Valley
22 Main Street 2nd Floor
Yonkers, NY 10701