All Aboard the Science Barge!

FlexSchool students learned about climate change, disaster preparedness and off-the-grid agriculture aboard the Science Barge – floating sustainable urban farm docked in the Hudson River!
Students tried their hands at pollinating plants, using a buzzing electric toothbrush-style device to simulate the effect of a bee’s wings. That’s just one of many cool technologies we explored on a recent FlexFriday adventure aboard this urban oasis of sustainability. The barge utilizes solar power, wind power and rainwater to sustain many different hydroponic systems, all while recycling and composting all of their waste.