EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS
Sea to Sky Aquaponics has created urban agriculture programs to suit K-12 and pre-kindergarten that meet curricular outcomes in multiple subject areas. Each program includes a food production system that provides students with a hands on application of the science subjects – biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
In addition, students learn about the importance of sustainable food production and about how to grow their own food.
We also provide workshops, presentations and consultations to guide teachers and students towards their urban agriculture intiatives.
Whether you are interested in aquaponics, micro greens, living walls or self watering gardens – we can get you started!
Learning Opportunity #1 – Micro Greens
– Suitable for K-12
– Low Cost
– Minimal Maintenance
– Fast Growing
From seed to harvest in 7 days.
Our micro green program is the easiest and fastest way to get students thinking about how plants grow – and about growing their own food! This program is also steeped in hands-on science; students will observe the first stages of plant growth (seed germination and chlorophyll production) in just a few days.
Micro greens are extremely nutrient dense, rich in flavour and grow in as little as 7 days. Maintenance is minimal, requiring only a few seconds of care per day. Within one week students will be able to reap the benefits of their work with a fresh harvest.
– Hand made modular grow box (additional boxes can be stacked on top for additional growing)
– Full spectrum LED grow light
– Growing tray supplies
– Organic seed and soil (enough for 30 harvests; we provide you with enough seed for 5 harvests each of kale, broccoli, kohlrabi, radish, pea and sunflower)
– Educational manual
Our manual includes an entire section on seed anatomy / germination and photosynthesis; students will be able to make real time observations of these processes.
You can provide every classroom in your school with a micro green growing kit for a relatively low cost. This means more student interaction and observation with the food they are growing. You’ll also have a system that incorporates beautiful aesthetics.
$275 / kit
Learning Opportunity #2 – Aquaponics
– Suitable for grades 5 -12
– An ecosystem in action
– A hands-on application of the science subjects
– Critical thinking
Our aquaponics for schools program is more advanced and is geared towards developing observational and critical thinking skills. An aquaponics system provides the opportunity to learn about :
– Biology (symbiotic relationships, the nitrification cycle, photosynthesis, macro and micro nutrients, plant and fish physiology etc)
– Chemistry (pH, buffers)
– Physics (bell siphons, gravity flow of water)
– Mathematics (flow rates, water volumes, feed ratios)
In addition, an aquaponics system will provide you with mature vegetables for your classroom.
Our aquaponics for schools program includes a custom built aquaponic system designed to suit your budget. Generally speaking, an aquaponics system will range in price from $1250 to $6000 +. Many factors affect the price.
Please contact us to get started on your aquaponics adventure!