R5 High School: Students as Farmers as Teachers


R5 High School: Students as Farmers as Teachers Maddy may be surface level bashful, but her unearthed dedication to her school's aquaponics speaks for itself. And if she won't say it, faculty and staff at R5 High School will. When asked who the 'go-to' is in the greenhouse, they share one resounding word: Maddy. But [...]

Marine Education Initiative


Marine Education Initiative Nick Metropulos with the Marine Education Initiative reached out to The Aquaponic Source in October of 2020 with a plan to establish an Aquaponics Food Security and Education Program as part of his non-profit.  Based in Boca Raton, Florida, the Marine Education Initiative teaches children to be good stewards of the ocean, [...]

Growing Together Aquaponics


Growing Together Aquaponics/North Country Brewing Slippery Rock, PA The mission of Growing Together Aquaponics is to use the science and technology of aquaponic systems to provide pre-employment transition services to students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, along with students without disabilities. The group is partnered with North Country Brewery and Slippery Rock University. After [...]

Riverbend Environmental Education Center


Riverbend Environmental Education Center Gladwyne, Pennsylvania Riverbend partners with schools and teachers to implement Aquaponics as an interactive educational platform to engage students in nature-based STEM learning. Built in 2015, our state-of-the-art 300 square foot aquaponics greenhouse is a living learning laboratory that advances Riverbend’s mission of environmental literacy. Building STEM Skills through Aquaponics [...]

Flagstaff Academy


Flagstaff Academy Longmont, Colorado With school kicking in gear after a beautiful Colorado summer, we wanted to highlight our neighbor, Flagstaff Academy in Longmont Colorado, and their geodesic dome aquaponics system. Teacher: Allison Cole System: The parents of the students collaborated to build the geodesic dome, which holds their 2-Bed AquaBundance System. Along with soil [...]

Lakewood High School


Lakewood High School Lakewood, Colorado What is the name of your school and where is it located? Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Colorado What subject do you teach? Engineering, Sustainability and Renewable Energy What inspired you to incorporate aquaponics into your classroom? My students were designing a plant growth chamber for the International Space Station [...]

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