The 4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project is an experiential learning program where youth will design, construct and maintain their own at-home aquaponics system. Prior experience with aquaponics is not required to participate, and start-up funding will be provided for all project participants thanks to the generosity of the Maine 4-H Foundation. The program leaders will mentor youth through the stages of designing and building an aquaponics system through maintenance and harvest. Youth complete their project independently at home (with adult supervision), but they are also members of a state-wide group of youth who are participating in the project together. The program will include learning experiences in introductory aquaponic systems and design, fish husbandry, aquaponic gardening, cooking and nutrition and more. Youth will practice important life skills such as record-keeping, problem-solving, food safety, collaboration/teamwork, science and math literacy, and more.
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