Written by Xin Yi Chen and Anika Thomas-Toth
This summer all the interns learned about aquaponics systems, a new and efficient farming technique. They monitored and took measurements for a mini aquaponics system for one of the teachers that worked at ISB. The interns took data for Nitrate, Ammonium, Dissolved Oxygen, pH and temperature each day using Vernier probes. They were also all featured in the crowdfunding video for Project Feed 1010.
High school intern Xin Yi also had another project to help with the crowdfunding for aquaponics campaign at ISB where aquaponics are slowly being introduced into classrooms across the country through ISB’s Project Feed 1010. She was able to work on the new ISB aquaponics website and wrote a FAQ for teachers interested in participating in the project. In addition, she wrote an article about the need for aquaponics systems in the high school classroom (which can be read here and here) and developed a materials cost list for teachers using Donors Choose to raise money to buy materials for their own classroom aquaponics systems.
To learn more about ISB’s Project Feed 1010, please use the following links: