Inspire Students with Experiential Learning Using Aquaponics
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Inspire Students with Experiential Learning Using Aquaponics

Every time we put an aquaponics system in a school or classroom we see teachers inspiring students with experiential learning. Having a learning tool such as aquaponics has a unique effect on learning in the classroom. When we show these young “aquapioneers” how aquaponics can be used. With this experiential learning tool they can learn...

On February 18, 2016February 19, 2017by
Aquaponics and STEM Education
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Aquaponics and STEM Education

Aquaponics and STEM education together make the perfect symbiosis. If you didn’t know – aquaponics and STEM education is all the rage in schools right now. And it’s likely to stay that way. Yet, as an educator pondering the idea, you may be wondering what exactly the experience might be like. Maybe you have young...

On February 12, 2016February 19, 2017by
NGSS – Science Standards: The Next Generation
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NGSS – Science Standards: The Next Generation

A Guide to the NGSS Education System Science Officer’s Log, Stardate 2316.41. After a transport issue during an Ion Storm, myself and Acting Captain Curry find ourselves stranded in what seems to be a more primitive version of our Earth. Based on rising carbon dioxide level readings by my tricorder, I estimate the time to...

On February 10, 2016February 22, 2017by
President Obama thinks education and teachers are important: How about you?
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President Obama thinks education and teachers are important: How about you?

Obama Education Speech Highlights Teacher’s Role in Our Society As the saying goes, our children are our greatest natural resource. Education is what ensures our children meet and exceed their potential for growth. President Obama said in his state of the union address that, “We know a good teacher can increase the lifetime income of...

On February 9, 2016February 19, 2017by
Aquaponics: A Cost Effective Tool For Teachers
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Aquaponics: A Cost Effective Tool For Teachers

If you work in a school, been an administrator, or are friends with school faculty then you know the biggest restriction they face is cost. There is never enough money to do the programming teachers would like to do. Some budgets are so tight that teachers are forced to buy classroom materials out of their...

On February 3, 2016February 19, 2017by
7 Reasons Your School Needs Classroom Aquaponics
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7 Reasons Your School Needs Classroom Aquaponics

Here at Trifecta Ecosystems, a Connecticut Benefit Corporation, we’ve been helping educators and schools enhance their in-class learning with aquaponics systems for years. During this time, we have seen firsthand the benefits of using classroom aquaponics as a teaching aid with many different grade levels. Here are just a few of the reasons why your...

On January 30, 2016February 19, 2017by
5 Simple Tips for Grant Writing to Fund your School Aquaponics Project
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5 Simple Tips for Grant Writing to Fund your School Aquaponics Project

After our last update yesterday we got a LOT of feedback about our upcoming USDA grant. We had some really amazing questions from a lot of curious educators asking us how they could power their educational project through grant writing. Check out below as we outline 5 quick and easy tips that will help you get...

On January 28, 2016February 18, 2017by
A Deeper Dive – How are Vertical Farm School Programs Changing Education?
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A Deeper Dive – How are Vertical Farm School Programs Changing Education?

We’re getting an amazing response since posting about our efforts to cultivate aquaponics vertical farm school programs (read it here). We are receiving a lot of questions asking about vertical aquaponics. People want to know why we feel vertical farm school programs are the right choice for them.   Rather than hiding our answers in...