Miami Science Barge wins Knight award

March 31, 2015 6:00 AM

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The Miami Science Barge is envisioned as a marine innovation lab, a hybrid between a floating urban farm and environmental education center powered by renewable energy. The concept was one of 32 winners nationwide in the inaugural Knight Cities Challenge.

The goal of the winning proposal, submitted by Nathalie Manzano-Smith with the science nonprofit CappSci, is to create a public focal point for Miami’s climate issues. The project will receive $298,633, and the Knight funding will accelerate an ambitious timeline. Manzano-Smith said the CappSci team...

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