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Wednesday, March 27 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Planting Seeds of Innovation: Swimming Deeper with Aquaponics

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In this workshop, attendees will learn simple and effective ways to integrate deeper learning competencies into the curriculum using aquaponics as project-based STEM tool. Participants have the opportunity to apply for a free classroom ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with accompanying STEM curricula and ongoing support. The ECO-Cycle is a desktop ecosystem which demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between fish, plants, and nitrifying bacteria. This turn-key system bridges the gap between STEM concepts and hands-on learning by engaging classrooms in challenges surrounding our food system. Aquaponics utilizes no harmful chemicals and uses up to 90% less water and land compared to traditional growing methods. The closed-loop system encourages creative problem solving through collaboration and sparks new interest in sustainability. Furthermore, aquaponics provides the framework for students to think critically about human impact on the environment as it relates to their classroom ecosystem. Hook your class and learn how aquaponics connects students to the wider community issues of environmental literacy, sustainable resource consumption, and food system innovation. 

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Christopher Goering

ECOLIFE Conservation

Connor Leone

Aquaponics Program Lead, ECOLIFE Conservation
I work with K-12 educators to provide hands-on PBL to students across the nation. We utilize aquaponics systems to introduce STEM and NGSS concepts with the ultimate goal of teaching students about food systems and environmental science.

Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 219

Attendees (21)