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From left, Denver Brown, 7, of Frederick, Md.; (Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Denver Brown, 7, of Frederick, Md.; Jadah Watkins, 11, of Frederick, Md.; Sheila Scott of Yonkers; and Amiah Smith, 8, of Stamford, Conn., dunk crab traps in the Hudson River beside Allie Harrison, 6, and Maria D'Aversa, 9, both of Mount Vernon, on the Science Barge during the Blue Crab Blitz event in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

Blue Crab Blitz on Science Barge in Yonkers

The Science Barge in Yonkers hosts Art & Science Sundays -- an environmental education workshop for children -- each week from July through October. The Blue Crab Blitz, hosted by Science Barge director Bob Walters, allows visitors to catch and measure the crabs, record the findings and release the crabs back into the river. (July 29, 2012)

From left, Denver Brown, 7, of Frederick, Md.;
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Denver Brown, 7, of Frederick, Md.; Jadah Watkins, 11, of Frederick, Md.; Sheila Scott of Yonkers; and Amiah Smith, 8, of Stamford, Conn., dunk crab traps in the Hudson River beside Allie Harrison, 6, and Maria D'Aversa, 9, both of Mount Vernon, on the Science Barge during the Blue Crab Blitz event in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

Maria D'Aversa, 9, Olivia D'Aversa, 4, and Allie
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Maria D'Aversa, 9, Olivia D'Aversa, 4, and Allie Harrison, 6, all of Mount Vernon, go crabbing during the Blue Crab Blitz event on the Science Barge in the Hudson River in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

The Blue Crab Blitz event educates visitors to
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Blue Crab Blitz event educates visitors to the Science Barge in the Hudson River about aquatic life, fishing techniques and the life cycle of the blue crab in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

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From left, Gabe D'Aversa-Herbert, 7; Shane Harrison, 7;
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Gabe D'Aversa-Herbert, 7; Shane Harrison, 7; Allie Harrison, 6; Olivia D'Aversa, 4; and Daniel Harrison, 4, all of Mount Vernon, learn about the life cycle of the blue crab during the Blue Crab Blitz event on the Science Barge in the Hudson River in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

Max Macias, 7, of Yonkers, pulls up his
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Max Macias, 7, of Yonkers, pulls up his crab trap to see if he caught anything during the Blue Crab Blitz event on the Science Barge in the Hudson River in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

Max Macias, 7, of Yonkers, pulls up his
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Max Macias, 7, of Yonkers, pulls up his crab trap to see if he caught anything during the Blue Crab Blitz event on the Science Barge in the Hudson River in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

Max Macias, 7, of Yonkers, and his mother,
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Max Macias, 7, of Yonkers, and his mother, Noemi Macias, look at the crab he caught during the Blue Crab Blitz event on the Science Barge in the Hudson River in Yonkers. (July 28, 2012)

Max Macias, 7, of Yonkers, looks at the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Max Macias, 7, of Yonkers, looks at the crab he caught during the Blue Crab Blitz event on the Science Barge in the Hudson River in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

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Science Barge director Bob Walters, second from right,
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Science Barge director Bob Walters, second from right, of Yonkers, demonstrates how to bait a crab trap with raw chicken during the Blue Crab Blitz event in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

Science Barge director Bob Walters, left, of Yonkers,
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Science Barge director Bob Walters, left, of Yonkers, educates visitors about aquatic life, crabbing techniques and the life cycle of the blue crab during the Blue Crab Blitz event in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

Aidan Schoeffler, far right, 10, of Yonkers, throws
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Aidan Schoeffler, far right, 10, of Yonkers, throws a crab trap into the Hudson River during the Blue Crab Blitz event on the Science Barge in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

The Blue Crab Blitz event educates visitors to
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Blue Crab Blitz event educates visitors to the Science Barge in the Hudson River about aquatic life, fishing techniques and the life cycle of the blue crab in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

Maria D'Aversa, 9, of Mount Vernon, pulls up
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Maria D'Aversa, 9, of Mount Vernon, pulls up her crab trap to see if she caught anything during the Blue Crab Blitz event on the Science Barge in the Hudson River in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

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The Blue Crab Blitz event educates visitors to
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Blue Crab Blitz event educates visitors to the Science Barge in the Hudson River about aquatic life, fishing techniques and the life cycle of the blue crab in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

Shane Harrison, 7, of Mount Vernon, plays with
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Shane Harrison, 7, of Mount Vernon, plays with a crab he crafted out of pipe cleaner, felt and a styrofoam egg crate during the Blue Crab Blitz event on the Science Barge in the Hudson River in Yonkers. (July 29, 2012)

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