Aquaculture in the Classroom

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From: Gordon J. Mengel
Date: 4/16/98
Time: 9:17:25 AM
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The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) welcomes you to a discussion group on "aquaculture in the classroom." This discussion group is to provide students and teachers an opportunity to communicate, find information and share ideas and experiences. Anyone interested in the successful instruction of aquaculture is welcome to contribute. Discussion should be limited to topics that are relevant to the interests of students and teachers. Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of U.S. agriculture and is fast becoming a popular subject for agriscience and science programs in schools across the country. Thousands of teachers are teaching about aquaculture, while providing opportunities for students to raise aquatic organisms as part of the classroom/laboratory instruction. Aquaculture not only provides exciting new career possibilities, but provides teachers opportunities to focus on technical skills, as well as the application of math and science concepts. Culturing aquatic organisms motivates student participation in "hands-on" learning, stimulates problem-solving, and develops important social and life skills. Since 1990, The Council, in collaboration with USDA, has been providing teachers with aquaculture instructional materials and inservice training. For more information on The Council's aquaculture education program visit The Council's web site at;  

Gordon J. Mengel, Special Projects Director/Aquaculture National Council for Agricultural Education 5632 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309-0035 tel: 703-360-8832 fax: 703-360-5524 e-mail:

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