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...

Is an Aquaponics System Right for Me?
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Is an Aquaponics System Right for Me?

Hello and Welcome! My name is Andrew Ingalls and as a new addition to FRESH Farm Aquaponics, Inc. (now Trifecta Ecosystems). I am pumped to start bringing you some epic updates in the world of aquaponics and urban farming. As the resident Geomicrobiologist, I do the research around here at Trifecta. And I must say...

On January 5, 2016February 20, 2017by
Trifecta teaches at the Sustainable Farm School
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Trifecta teaches at the Sustainable Farm School

Today Trifecta Ecosystems expanded their education in the community initiative in a unique way, teaching a class at the Sustainable Farm School in Unionville, CT. The Sustainable Farm School is an independent day school for children ages 3 to 18 that offers core academics, holistic personal development, and a model for sustainable living. The Sustainable Farm...

On May 7, 2014February 20, 2017by
Education at Trifecta Ecosystems
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Education at Trifecta Ecosystems

Hi there Trifecta Fans. I’d like to take this opportunity today to recap some of our educational efforts this past month at the farm. It is essential to our efforts as a farm that we teach others how to do aquaponics with a particular focus on early education. About two weeks ago we had a...