COSMOS UC Davis in Future Foods: Aquaculture and Aquaponics

Nathan and I have created an exciting program for high school students and a lucky teacher (maybe more) to spend 4 weeks with us this summer getting dirty and exploring sustainable food production using freshwater and marine resources. In this cluster we will explore the biology, chemistry, and engineering behind freshwater and marine aquaculture and aquaponics (farming plants with nutrients from fish waste). Topics include microbiology, plant & fish physiology, finfish/shellfish/seaweed production, and hydroponic agriculture & greenhouse growing.

The link to the COSMOS program and course.

How come they didn’t have programs like this when I was growing up?