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Shari Carswell APES Teacher Mayde Creek High School Houston, Texas I teach AP Environmental Science and Aquatic Science in Houston, Texas. I have integrated several agricultural project based lessons over my 6 years of teaching and successfully maintained classroom aquariums as part of my aquatics curriculum. So, combining my...

By Jessica Day PF1010 Project Manager, Institute for Systems Biology Project Feed 1010 citizen scientists conduct their research with many types of aquaponic systems! The system you decide to build should be determined based on your project objectives, finances, and the amount of time you have available to...

Project Feed 1010 was recently featured by writer Maria Dolan in Age of Awareness, an online magazine that features stories providing creative, innovative, and sustainable changes to the education system. In her article, Dolan highlights and explores PF1010's quest in sustainable agriculture and STEM education. How will...

Ryan Colvin Bothell, WA Village of Life, Ghana Studied at Alderleaf Wilderness College Project Feed 1010 partners with organizations around the world to support the development of sustainable agriculture and education. Ryan Colvin, one partner based in Washington, is using resources and the knowledge he gained to integrate sustainable...

By Gabby Alonso Senior at Glacier Peak High School 2016 Ambassador When my molecular biology instructor first asked me what I knew of aquaponics, all I could do was rake my brain for any Latin or Greek root word associations. I sheepishly offered that aquaponics had “something to...

Radhika Dalal, a 2016 PF1010 ambassador, presented a talk at TEDxSnoIsleLibraries on Nov. 18. She is a senior at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. She talks about how the Internet and social media are evolving the concepts of "community" and changing how Millennials define the American Dream....

By Emily Kohl 2016 Ambassador Senior at Newport High School After setting up a hydroponics or aquaponics system, it’s really important to collect data. Not only is it essential to keep your fish and plants healthy and happy, but it’s also important in order to keep the system...

By: Cable Warren, senior at Skyline High School   Have you ever tried to grow a plant but it ended up dying even though you watered it and gave it enough sunlight? Beyond the basics of water, light, and CO2, plants also need other nutrients. Nitrate (NO3-) is...

By: Peter Chou, Shorewood High School Class of 2017 Date: September 12, 2016 What do plants need to grow and survive? That’s a question that the average person could easily answer in just three words: water, sunlight, soil. But wait—you’re reading this because you’re not the average person; you’re...

By: Hyun Song, senior at Newport High School in Bellevue, WA Date: August 11, 2016 Table of Contents: 1. What is ammonia? 2. What is ammonia’s role in the aquaponic system? 3. What is the optimal level of ammonia? 4. How do I test for ammonia? 5. What do I do if the...