Tarleton State University Turns to Aquaponics for Student Enrollment
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Tarleton State University Turns to Aquaponics for Student Enrollment

Tarleton State University has a new program centered around aquaponics to increase student enrollment. A few years back enrollment in their turf management program began to decline. Dr. Hennen Cummings, a professor at the school, began looking for other programs he could offer within the Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences Department to raise enrollment. Dr. Cummings...

On June 28, 2017June 27, 2017by
The Grove School DIY Aquaponics
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The Grove School DIY Aquaponics

Grove School DIY Aquaponics Project Last week the Trifecta Team visited The Grove School in Madison, CT. The Team worked with Kara Gabriel, a High School science teacher at the Grove who discovered aquaponics and knew she had to have it in her classroom. After introducing the idea to the students she reached out to...

On May 18, 2017May 18, 2017by
CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Elementary Aquaponics System
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CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Elementary Aquaponics System

Project Description At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, Janice Mooney-Frank learned about an elementary school in her hometown using aquaponics as a teaching aid. Coincidently, Janice was introduced to someone who knew of Trifecta Ecosystems. Janice contacted Trifecta and was delighted to find out Trifecta worked with that same hometown elementary school she...

On April 20, 2017April 25, 2017by
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CREC TRMHS Gets Fish and Plants

“Wait the plants grow in fish poop?” “Yeah”, I said, “Couldn’t have put it more elegantly myself”. It’s always a great moment in the classroom when it dawns on the kids what’s the driver behind any aquaponics systems. As those of us familiar with the Aquaponics Trifecta know, first the fish produce ammonia waste, or...

On March 23, 2017April 6, 2017by
CREC Two Rivers Magnet High School
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CREC Two Rivers Magnet High School

Students at  CREC Two Rivers Magnet High School (CREC TRMHS herein) learn to be a “force for nature” through participation in dynamic and engaging science and engineering courses within their environmental sciences program. Student learning is enriched with a STEM foundation that supports the environmental science themes through classes such as Environmental Forensics, Freshwater Ecology,...

On March 16, 2017March 14, 2017by
CREC Academy of Science and Innovation Aquaponics System for STEM classes
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CREC Academy of Science and Innovation Aquaponics System for STEM classes

Project Description In 2015, Jane Callery, a recent winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by President Obama, was contacted by the CREC Health and Wellness Central Office to see if she was interesting in having an aquaponics system in her classroom. She instantly fell in love with the idea...

On March 9, 2017March 9, 2017by
Students at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation use Classroom Aquaponics with Jane Callery
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Students at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation use Classroom Aquaponics with Jane Callery

Teachers and educators face often struggle to engage their students in meaningful with various subject matters. That challenge goes beyond students simply comprehending the material. In an ideal world, students are having fun as they learn. They engage in new topics and new ways of implementing their knowledge to gain insights and change the world for the better. This...

On October 3, 2016February 19, 2017by
How an Aquaponics STEM Education Tool Changed Her Classroom: My Conversation with Jane Callery
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How an Aquaponics STEM Education Tool Changed Her Classroom: My Conversation with Jane Callery

My Conversation with Jane Callery With their newly installed aGarden system gently humming away in the background, our resident writer Alex (Nedd) Orlando sat down with Jane Callery. Jane is a teacher at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation. Alex interviewed her over Skype to talk about the ways she’s utilizing her aquaponics STEM education tool....

On February 22, 2016February 19, 2017by