On Saturday, October 13th, 2012, the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR), in collaboration with isisHawaii, will host an inaugural event — “Aquaponics in the Classroom” — bringing researchers and industry professionals together with K-12 educators and students with a common interest in aquaponics.
Aquaponics — an emerging technology that integrates aquaculture and hydroponics — has the potential to stimulate economic growth and diversity in Hawaii. A high demand for aquaculture/aquaponic products necessitates the collaboration between UH scientists and researchers, farmers and other key community stakeholders.
Concurrently, K-12 educators have embraced aquaponic technologies as an effective, engaging holistic approach to education. Aquaponics provides a relevant, rigorous opportunity for K-12 students to explore science, math and other subjects while building essential 21st century skills — particularly in environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Please join this statewide initiative to help strengthen the Aquaponics in the Classroom network. Register at http://ctahr_k-12aquaponics.eventbrite.com (Adults $20; Students FREE; Windward Community College Hale Akoakoa. Agenda on registration site.)