RECIRCULATING AQUAPONIC SYSTEM REBUILD
This is a project that requires a School of Givers!
Your donations directly impact our ability to teach students.
Just like the seeds Liz is cultivating in the greenhouse, we are planting a seed with you to help us grow into our full potential with this project.One entire system has been dismantled by our students. Middle school students now attending HGLC are embarking on the research, design, building and installation of what will replace it. Working in teams they will work cooperatively to successfully get the system up and running and the greenhouse filled with produce. The timeline for this project is January through May 2020. A community open house to celebrate the work of these students, and the contributions YOU made, will occur in June 2020.
Herring Gut Educators, Liz Bowes and Georgie Burruss, presented CONNECTING TO COMMUNITY at the January 2020 Aquaculture me! Conference.
This professional development conference was held at the University of Maine’s Darling Center. Maine Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Dan Chuhta attended the event on behalf of the Department to give brief remarks and to extend a heartfelt appreciation to Aquaculture me! and educators throughout Maine who work hard to provide Maine students with meaningful educational lessons that incorporate scientific practice about the complex systems that affect our communities and environment through aquaculture education.
The workshop gave participants the opportunity to hear from Maine aquaculture researchers, learn about connecting with the community and the industry, in addition to hearing from Maine educators from Cape Elizabeth, Brunswick, and Yarmouth Schools about successful ways to connect Aquaculture to the classroom. The conference also gave participants the chance to network with one another and have a round-table discussion about Aquaculture education in Maine! We were proud to have Morgan Kerr, of Cape Elizabeth schools, present Connecting to the Classroom. Last summer, Morgan attended our summer professional learning program.
CONGRATULATIONS LIZ AND GEORGIE!