Massive Vertical Farm To Feed Shanghai
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Massive Vertical Farm To Feed Shanghai

With approximately 24 million people calling it home, the Chinese city of Shanghai is amongst the most populous places on the planet, as well as one of the most expensive to call home. Any effort to try and feed that many people with locally sourced produce is bound to be met with skepticism, but the...

Fourth-Generation Family Farm Turns To Aquaponics
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Fourth-Generation Family Farm Turns To Aquaponics

Family farms have been a long tradition in the U.S., but the march of progress has made it more and more difficult for many of these smaller agricultural operations to stay in business. Without the advantage of scale that many “factory farms” have, these small operations struggle to make ends meet. But one Wisconsin family...

Has Aquaponics Driven The Most Powerful Nations in Human History?
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Has Aquaponics Driven The Most Powerful Nations in Human History?

This blog of mine was originally posted over at Ancient Explorers. In this article, we’ll explore 3 ancient civilizations, the Aztec civilization, the Babylonians, and the Chinese, that used aquaponics at the height of their power. What Is Aquaponics? Wikipedia’s definition: a food production system combining conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish...

On January 25, 2017February 16, 2017by
Join our Kiva Campaign and Help Us Take Aquaponics To The Next Level
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Join our Kiva Campaign and Help Us Take Aquaponics To The Next Level

Let’s talk about Jane. She is a science teacher at a local magnet school here in Connecticut. Jane has been using our aquaponics systems in her classroom for over a year now. Since installing it, she has been enjoying integrating it into her classroom, but she’s not the only one. “Just learning about the Aquaponics...

On October 25, 2016February 13, 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
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