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
Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Schools & Universities – Part 1
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Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Schools & Universities – Part 1

Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Part 1 1. Education In the first installment of our “Hidden Potential Farmers” series we are taking an in-depth look at using educators and classrooms as farms of the future. From in class systems to greenhouse learning centers schools are producing their own food for themselves the students and the communities at...

On March 2, 2017February 18, 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
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