The words gold fish bowl would probably bring this image to mind for most of us. Things are changing fast in the new world and it looks like some kids will have a very different image of a gold fish bowl in their minds when they grow up.
Thanks to an Aquaponics USA donation, the students at Davis Bilingual Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona are learning about goldfish living in a tank in a symbiotic relationship with plants. Later, the tank will hold edible fish.
They now have an aquaponics system in their school library where they are learning new words like nitrate, nitrite, ammonia and ammonium.
I would venture a guess that most of the children of the world have no idea what aquaponics is. These Davis Bilingual Elementary children will not only know what it is, they will know the science of how it works! For starters, they will know about the need to test the water for nitrates, nitrites and ammonia. How cool is that?
If you're going to have a school garden, is there anything more educational than this? Not only will these children become better English speakers, they will become good science speakers as well.
It’s happening. Schoolrooms right along with Schoolyards are becoming edible. Here are some heart-warming chronological pictures of what’s happening with Aquaponics (called AquaBioPonics) at Davis Bilingual Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona where Aquaponics USA built, installed and tested one of it’s FFGS-40 Food Forever™ Growing Systems over the Christmas break.
When we last posted about this installation, there were no Grow Lights, no Fish and no Vegetables. Look what’s happening now. Read more...