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Hart, Emily

 

EmilyHartProject: Aquaponics in Education

Contact: emilyh@eco.umass.edu

Abstract:

Aquaponics, the combination of aquaculture and hydroponic technology to grow both fish and plants together in a closed-loop system, can play a role in increasing food security. Aquaponics is also an ideal platform for exercising alternative education strategies because of its interdisciplinary nature and required technological skill set. My thesis research will explore aquaponics in education, specifically focusing on the process of implementing educational aquaponics systems, as well as factors that contribute to successful implementation.

Updated: February 15, 2013