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Mr. Triebwasser from Ruskin FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aquaculture to Sustain Agriculture

My students need an aquaculutre system, monitoring kit and heater to learn the basic fundamentals of aquaculure and aquaponics.

  • $862 goal

This project expired on August 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Until recently there was no reason for intensive development of fish farming techniques. There were abundant supplies of fishes and shellfishes from natural sources. World population growth and pollution oceans, lakes and rivers have resulted in a need for exploration of aquaculture!

I teach in a semi-rural community where farming is the primary income source for many.

We have a large migrant population and for many of my students come from a low socio-economic status. I also have a high number of English Language Learners so "doing" is more effective than listening.

My Project

Students will learn about one of the fastest growing food industries in America. My students will have an chance to learn an understanding of nutritional, environmental and financial factors involved in aquaculture industry. Chemistry skills will also be incorporated since students will be responsible for finding the correct balance of pH, nitrates, phosphates and carbon dioxide to have successful aquaculture.

Students will also benefit from learning responsibility, team work and problem solving.

It is imperative that I make education relevant and hand on for my students and this grant would provide both!

Mr. Triebwasser
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Combination Test Kit for Aquaculture • Nasco $239.95 1 $239.95
Complete Aquaculture System with 55-Gallon Barrels • Nasco $331.95 1 $331.95
300-Watt Heater for 55-Gallon Aquaculture System • Nasco $53.50 1 $53.50

Materials cost

$625.40

Vendor shipping charges

$62.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$732.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.23

Total project goal

$861.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$861.55

1 Donor

-$430.76

Donations toward project cost

-$366.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.61

match offer

-$430.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$366.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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