AgWorks at CCA created “The AquaJack” Mobile Aquaponics Lab to bring learning opportunities across the state of Pennsylvania. AgWorks at CCA (Commonwealth Charter Academy) has a physical location at their Capital Campus in Harrisburg, PA. The AquaJack Mobile Lab is a fully functional, small-scale version of the system at the Capital Campus.
The AquaJack includes fish, water, LED lights, plants and hands-on lessons. Students perform water tests and label the different parts of the aquaponic system. The lab is capable of connecting to the sensor system at the main Capital Campus, so students and community members can compare what is occurring at the main facility to what is occurring on the mobile lab.
The mobile lab is scheduled across the state at school districts, fairs, agriculture conferences and other events to spread awareness on controlled environment agriculture. The AquaJack is 63 ft long, 9 ft wide, and 12 ft high. The Mobile Lab is free for local Pennsylvania school districts.
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