We want to see Sustainable Food Production Education in every school and every classroom.
The EcoStation uses fish to grow vegetables and herbs in a recirculating soilless ecosystem. We can not only give our young access to healthy greens and herbs but also provide opportunity to enrich the curriculum for students and teachers with an interactive, hands on tool for learning.
The system may be used to demonstrate concepts such as:
- Plant and animal anatomy
- Photosynthesis and respiration
- Living systems
- The Nitrogen Cycle
- The role of bacteria in ecology
- The function of water in ecology
- The science of sustainable agriculture
- Climate change and ecological issues
and many others, all while caring for ﬁsh and plants, germinating seeds, and harvesting vegetables.
We have developed a curriculum designed around the Aquaponic Ecostation. Once the EcoStation is assembled and running our NZ Curriculum linked lessons may be implemented over year levels 1 - 12 making it a versatile and comprehensive tool to enrich the science curriculum in schools or at home.