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  • What is Aquaponics?

    Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purifies the water for the fish.

    ​​Why Aquaponics?

    · Interdisciplinary Project Based Learning (PBL)
    · Standards based learning 
    · Promotes eco-awareness for students
    · Environmentally friendly lab 
    · Connections to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)


    Major Curricular Themes

    5- Genetics, Harmful/Non-Hamful Bacteria, Cells 
    4- Flow of Energy through an Ecosystem, Adaptations
    3- Rocks and Soil, Habitats
    2- Life Cycles, Plants
    1- Habits of Mind, Plants
    K- Living/Nonliving, Sorting by Characteristics


    More Curricular Themes

    informational writing, persuasive writing, plants, animals, cells, habitats, genetics, symbiotic relationships, sustainability, community awareness, simple machines, flooding, drought, weather, comparative studies, natural resources, rocks and minerals, erosion, biology, chemistry, physics, & more!

    ​For more information about our system or to schedule a tour please contact:
    Ginny Long at

    ​Funded by contributions and donations to the River Eves Educational Foundation​.



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