Reading Science Center visitors had an opportunity to learn more about environmental agriculture through Saturday’s arrival of a Mobile Aquaponics Lab in downtown Reading.
AquaJack is a mobile lab with LED lights, fish, plants, and lessons that can be used by children of Commonwealth Charter Academy. It measures 63 feet in length and 9 feet wide.
Students will be able to do water tests and label the various parts of the aquaponics systems while engaging in fun, interactive activities.
We were very fortunate to be able bring in the Mobile Aquaponics Lab from the Commonwealth Charter Academy to help us with our programming for downtown ReadingLisa AM Meredith Unrath, Executive director of the Reading Science Center.
This program allows us to show our families alternative ways to grow food and the science behind them. STEM is somehow connected to us all, and this proves it. Our food cycle at its bestShe added.
The lab teaches children how fish affect our environment and how to be sustainable. Our families can take away value from our visit by learning how to grow vegetables, fruits, and plants using water, rather than using soil.
The mobile lab is often on the move throughout the state, visiting schools, fairs, agricultural conferences, and other locations to spread awareness of controlled environment agriculture.