Classroom Aquaponics Program

We have been leading  CAP since Fall of 2015– installing mini-aquaponics systems in classrooms all over Fayette County. CAP provides one complete and interconnected ecosystem right in the classroom. There are now mini-systems in 22 elementary and middle schools impacting over 10,000 kids’ education everyday!

Mini Aquaponics Systems

These simple systems use a 10 gallon fish tank with a connected mini float bed for the plants. Mini-systems demonstrate how diverse and effective aquaponics systems are and allow for an interactive and immersive learning experience for students. They also help teachers build curriculum around a variety of subjects. We also host mini-aquaponics workshops which teach educators and other enthusiasts how to build and maintain their own systems! Watch our calendar and emails for dates; we will be sure to post updates for the next available workshop.

 

About Classroom Aquaponics

Even before we had completed construction on our own indoor aquaponics farm, FoodChain has been working to bring aquaponics directly to classrooms around Kentucky. As part of this effort, we created our Classroom Aquaponics Program (CAP), beginning in the fall of 2015– installing mini-aquaponics systems in classrooms all over Fayette County. Through CAP, we work with interested teachers at schools, both private and public, to provide a complete and interconnected ecosystem right in the classroom. 

 

 

CAP In The Classroom

These systems demonstrate how diverse and effective aquaponics systems are and allow for an interactive and immersive learning experience for students that can take place within the unique time frame of the school calendar year.  Furthermore, the systems also help teachers build curriculum around a variety of subjects including: the Nitrogen Cycle, Plant Life Cycles, Fish Life Cycles, Ecosystem Analysis, Water Quality and Testing. Accordingly, we’ve helped developed lessons around many of these topics for K – 5, that we’ve made available to educators.

 

 

 

More Information

If you would like more information about this program, or have any questions, please email us at education@foodchainlex.org!

RSS
Follow by Email
Instagram
Meal Hand Out at FoodChain will now be:
Lunch (youth 1-18 only) Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11:30am-1pm
Dinner (anyone) Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30-7pm
Click here for a map of other places to receive food in Lexington.
If you or someone you know needs a meal please fill out this form or call 859-428-8380:
English
Spanish