Our students are AMAZING! These students come from a mostly African-American and Hispanic background, many of whom speak English as a second or third language.
Our school is urban and surrounded by a food desert.
They also have very limited access to transportation which makes leaving the neighborhood difficult. Consequently, access to delicious and nutritious food year-round at a reasonable cost is difficult. As a result, their neighborhood is plagued with diet related issues such as cancer and diabetes.
Despite all that our students deal with on a daily basis, they are resilient and hard working.
We have started a fish farm in our school that requires constant monitoring. The Pondwater Tour Kit and pH meter that I have requested will help our students collect data in real-time. The Tour Kit and pH meter will guide our students through the study and measurement of changes in dissolved oxygen, nitrate, pH, and ammonia for the fish farm. This will not only promote our STEM program but, the information collected will be used to maintain a viable yet sustainable fish farm and vegetable garden.
With the help of your donated items, our students will be able to fully operate a school-wide aquaponics system that encourages economic development and builds a bright future for the young people in our community.
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