"I found the thought process of looking at things from a systematic viewpoint very useful. It is important because systems thinking is applicable to all aspects of life, not just science!"
"One important thing I learned is that passion and communication are key! A key part of this internship is integrating aquaponics at our school, and in order to do that, you need to be passionate about the topic so that others will become interested. Furthermore, communication is key when working together with the school to start the aquaponics system."
"I never realized the way the whole world is a network and how many factors are incorporated in to the world's food problem."
"This was a fantastic learning environment that taught interns about sustainable agriculture practices.This internship really pushed people to think from a global prospective and highlighted the severity of the food crisis. Its unique combination of hands-on experiences and classroom curriculum really made the internship enjoyable."
"This internship shows what can happen when people in different fields work together to tackle a world wide issue."
"ISB provided an opportunity for students to learn about sustainable agriculture through hydroponics and aquaponics, equipping students to bring sustainable agriculture back into their communities. Ultimately, these students are working alongside ISB towards a vision of feeding a world of growing populations and depleted resources."
"I enjoyed making so many connections, and the support that I was offered in helping me integrate my plan into my school was great!"
"I gained knowledge and a support network to integrate aquaponics/hydroponics into my community."
"It was a collaborative experience that taught you many things and also gave you the tools to revolutionize your community."
"I learned so much about sustainable agriculture and how it positively impacts our environment. The greatest benefit was being able to network with the urban farmers from Microsoft who are working with aquaponics and hydroponics."