Gilbert Elementary Aquaponics Classroom Progress

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Rock filled beds act as natural biofilters

The educational aquaponics classroom laboratory at Gilbert Elementary in Walker County Georgia is nearing completion, nearly ready for the beginning of the school year when sustainable agriculture education will be an important subject for the young students.

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Tim, an intern from Chattanooga State, paints one of the fish tanks and prepares the lining.

The aquaponics classroom has been named the SPLASH lab - Student Project-based Laboratory in Aquaponics and Sustainable Hydroponics. Students will learn about sustainable growing practices, the life cycles of plants and fish care, as part of their STEM curriculum.

 

The finished deep water raft systems with freshly planted arugula

The finished deep water raft systems with freshly planted arugula

 

 

 

 

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