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Aquaculture is a practical method of reinforcing students' understanding of biological, chemical, and mathematical core concepts. Such concepts are critical to K-12 core content and to increasing the number of high school graduates with strong STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) backgrounds.

Some K-12 students have high interests in vocational agriculture. Many of these future farmers need to be exposed to aquaculture as a means of increasing future US production. Exposure to aquaculture should include practical training, such as set-up and maintenance of culture systems.

For additional information, use the Educator Contact Form or call William Bean at (502) 597-8130.

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Discover the Educational Value of Aquaculture

FAQ by Educators
Answers to the most commonly asked questions concerning aquaculture education. This is a great starting point for educators unfamiliar with aquaculture.

Aquaculture Curriculum
Biology, chemistry, mathematics, and vo-ag teachers wanting to incorporate aquaculture concepts into their curriculum now have assistance. This section is constantly growing and includes PowerPoint presentations and select lab activities.

Technical Information for Classroom Aquaculture Systems
Use of recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) can be a valuable educational tool. This section assists educators with proper selection, set-up, disease treatment and routine maintenance of classroom RAS.

Outreach Services
We offer several services to K-12 educators. All services are designed to assist both learning and teaching of scientific core concepts. Learn more about our services and schedule one today.

The Free Fish Give Away Program
This featured service provides aquatic organisms to stock in educational aquaculture systems. Educators using this service must teach in Kentucky and are required to submit weekly water quality records. Aquacrops are free of charge but supplies are limited!

News Bulletin
Lastest news about Kentucky's K-12 schools participating in agricultural sciences, including aquaculture! Includes educational and production grant opportunities for science teachers.