The Aquaponics Learning Lab program is a year long in classroom observation program that teaches students and teachers the fundamentals of using nitrogenous waste from aquatic animals as the fertilizer for growing plants. This educational module is designed and implemented by Healthy Aquatics' staff scientists and allows teachers to enhance traditional physics, biology, chemistry, and ecology lecture based learning by placing tools, technology, and live organisms directly in the hands of the students.
Parameters such as growth and ecological interactions will be monitored by students during each of the hands-on lesson modules conducted by Healthy Aquatics staff throughout the school year. Participating teachers also receive a professional development series to enhance their new skills to provide ongoing mentoring opportunities for students within the program.
Supplementing your classroom and existing curriculum with our program will improve ocean and environmental literacy and inspire students to seek careers in marine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Allow your students to experience firsthand how the Aquaponics Learning Lab is a living breathing example of scientific principles in action!
To learn more about the Aquaponics Learning Lab for your classroom, please email us at Janderson@healthyaquaticsinstitute.org.