Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

K-12 Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (water flow dynamics), chemistry (water quality monitoring), and biology (fish and plant culture).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, AinA is being implemented in 22 schools across 8 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The success of the AinA program is built upon its five fundamental elements:

  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Collaboration: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center fact sheets

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center fact sheets

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project 
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant

Aquaculture in Action - Tools for Teaching Science

A growing number of educators in Maryland and across the nation are discovering that aquaculture offers an effective tool for teaching science and an excellent vehicle for project-based learning (PBL).

Aquaculture is interdisciplinary — understanding how it functions requires a grasp of applied skills in physics (like water flow), chemistry (water quality), and biology (fish and plants).

Maryland Sea Grant and University of Maryland Extension have developed an educational program called Aquaculture in Action (AinA) for K-12 science teachers. It is based on a model created in close partnership with the Carroll County Public Schools and the county's Science Research course instructors beginning in 1996.

Today, Aquaculture in Action is being implemented in 22 schools across 10 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. In 2016, a new partnership with Hawaii Sea Grant introduced 10 schools in that state to aquaculture as a tool for teaching science.

The Aquaculture in Action program consists of some fundamental elements that are key to its success:

  • Aquaculture in Action participating schools: See our map of Maryland schools and our partner schools in Hawaii that use Aquaculture in Action as a tool for teaching science.
  • Professional development: We provide teachers summer workshops to prepare them to use the Aquaculture in Action program as a teaching tool. The workshops provide content and expert guidance related to all aspects of setting up and maintaining recirculating aquaculture systems. The instruction integrates approaches to project based learning, an extensive manual on recirculating systems and their function, demonstrations of materials and equipment for the construction of aquaculture systems, and web support for project development.
  • Research projects and data: View aquaculture projects that include water quality data and fish growth data entered by our students and teachers. This portal also provides access for Aquaculture in Action partner teachers and students to enter project data related to their research in the classroom and share information and ideas with those at other schools.
  • Project support: Teachers can access year-round technical support and guidance from experts on aquaculture best practices and environmental stewardship experiences.
  • Our partners: The unique ability to partner with local, state and federal entities has built the strength of our program over the last 22 years. See our partners’ valuable contributions.

We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in joining the network!
 

Adam Frederick
Assistant Director for Education
Jackie Takacs
Southern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
 

Articles and Resources for Aquaculture Education

Aquaculture education projects at participating schools: See details of projects. For example, Westminster High School is raising clownfish, a colorful tropical species displayed in aquariums (for more information, download the article).

"Problem-Solving Science Teaching." This Maryland Sea Grant video provides an introduction to Aquaculture in Action. Students learn to tackle and solve a slew of research questions and technical problems, ranging from water quality to food supply to fish disease.

 

 

“The Fishman Cometh”: Article about Aquaculture in Action in Chesapeake Quarterly, Maryland Sea Grant’s magazine.

New Recirculating Aquaculture Technology Comes To Carroll County": South Carroll High School set up a new type of recirculating, anaerobic process using the Anammox process. The system was designed to reduce or eliminate the need for water changes and the mortality of the fish in the system.

See a photo gallery of an Aquaculture in Action workshop showing teachers and the fish tanks used in aquaculture education.

Finfish Aquaculture Workbook Series: Maryland Sea Grant fact sheets.

Aquaculture publications from Maryland Sea Grant

MIT Finfish Hatchery

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center

Raising Horseshoe Crabs in the Classroom, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

ALERN: ALabama Education in aquatic sciences, Aquaculture, Recreational fisheries and Natural resource conservation.

Partners in Aquaculture in Action

  • Carroll County Public Schools
  • Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Sea Grant