Harrisburg University (HU), is a private STEM-focused university in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with an additional location in Philadelphia. HU places special emphasis on education in fields related to engineering, applied science and technology and offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs. The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
A major part of Harrisburg University’s mission is to connect our educational programs to the concrete needs of the career world. That’s why we focus on providing experiential learning that helps students synthesize the concepts they’ve learned across the curriculum and put them to work.
Aquaponics is a method of growing plants hydroponically by using wastewater from aquaculture as the source of nutrients. Students will explore biology, plant propagation, water chemistry, engineering design, and agricultural technology. In addition, students will explore the rapidly expanding career opportunities in emerging agricultural technologies.
This day-long program will allow students to become familiar with the background and basics behind the science of aquaponics. No experience is necessary for this introductory camp. Students will participate in hands on activities to increase their knowledge of aquaponics as well as participate in the engineering design necessary for a functioning aquaponics system.
Aquaponics can serve to solve a food crisis facing many urban areas. An introduction to aquaponics can plant the seed on how to successfully sustain urban farming operations and helps put affordable, nutritious food on the tables of community residents.