CREC Project Update
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CREC Project Update

CREC Schools Receive 5 New Aquaponics Systems This Week With 5 More On Their Way This past week we’ve been installing our aGarden aquaponics systems in CREC high schools all across the state. We installed 5 of theses systems over the past two weeks. We installed two at CREC ASI in New Britain. This brings that...

On November 2, 2017November 2, 2017by
Top Three Benefits Of Classroom Aquaponics
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Top Three Benefits Of Classroom Aquaponics

1. Increased Student Engagement The undeniable benefit of having a classroom aquaponics system is the increased engagement that you get from the students as a result. From its inception, aquaponics necessitates that learning is physical with hands on interaction from the entire classroom; by bringing a system to life and maintain it throughout the course...

On September 28, 2017September 27, 2017by
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
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