This program is funded by the Faile Foundation. Students from the following school districts are eligible to register. Steelton Highspire School District, Susquehanna Township School District, & Harrisburg School District.
Aquaponics is a method of growing plants hydroponically by using nutrient-rich water from aquaculture as the source of nutrients. The recirculating aquaculture system located within the greenhouse at the Steelton-Highspire School District (SHSD) will serve as a living laboratory where students will explore biology, plant propagation, water chemistry, engineering design, and agricultural technology opportunities. Family members are invited to join Friday for the culmination of the prototype build, a tour of the greenhouse given by the camp participants, and a tasting of food grown via aquaponics.
Note: Students should wear closed-toe shoes and encourage dressing comfortably for a greenhouse environment that can be quite warm. We would recommend shorts and a t-shirt!