Introduction to Aquaponics: Dynamic STEAM for the K-8 Classroom
- Herring Gut Learning Center
- Other Educators
The Workshop Includes: 2.5 days of hands-on teacher training in aquaponics using Herring Gut’s small-scale commercial aquaponics greenhouse and hatchery as your laboratory. You will leave with qualitative and quantitative experiences that are replicable in any setting. Attendees will join a network of program participants through which HGLC educators will provide support after the program.
At This Workshop You Will:
- Learn how the current role of aquaculture is used to feed our growing population and how aquaponics can be used to teach your students about ocean sustainability and protecting our fisheries and ecosystems
- Use Project Based Learning to integrate real world problems and scenarios into a curriculum filled with hands-on lesson plans that will engage students in learning about the nitrogen and water cycles, fish anatomy, and plant life cycles; all the while building on critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving and self-management skills.
- Set-up and take home your own classroom aquaponics kit. A complete recirculating aquaculture system with tank, filters, planting media and water quality testing kit, that will change the way you teach science.
- Enjoy a relaxing and informative nature cruise or kayak paddle on Muscongus Bay.
Course Fee: $550 tuition inclusive of classroom aquaponic kit, student lesson materials, 3 continental breakfasts, and 2 lunches as well as an on the water nature boat or kayak tour. Lodging is available within the St. George community and nearby towns of Thomaston and Rockland. For questions about lodging resources, please contact us.