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'Exploring Aquaponics in the Elementary Classroom'

Aquaponics is a symbiotic system that combines aquaculture and hydroponics in a recirculating ecosystem. This session will introduce STEM lessons and resources featured in the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix that have been developed to engage elementary students in an exploration of aquaculture, hydroponics, and aquaponics while investigating the themes of sustainable food production and ecological cycles. Participants will discover how to create affordable, small-scale hydroponic and aquaponic systems designed specifically for the elementary classroom.

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Lynn Wallin
Email: lynn.wallin@usu.edu
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Utah
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Main Phone: 435-512-8734
Biosketch: Lynn Wallin is an Education Specialist for the National Center for Agricultural Literacy (NCAL) at Utah State University. Prior to her work with NCAL, Lynn was an Education Specialist for Utah Agriculture in the Classroom and taught grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Utah and Arizona. Lynn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and a Master of Education degree from Utah State University.
Organization/Affiliation: National Center for Agricultural Literacy