UWSP NADF supports aquaculture in the classroom for not only a hands-on STEM educational tool, but also to promote career pathways, opportunities and workforce development at an early age. Aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of agriculture globally, and one of the major bottlenecks to the sustainable advancement of the industry in the United States, is having a skilled and experienced workforce. Aquaculture can be an amazing career opportunity for students passionate about biology, chemistry or related fields, therefore educating students early can provide an important pathway towards a successful and fulfilling career.
AQUACULTURE PROVIDES AN IMPORTANT CAREER AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN A VARIETY OF FIELDS SUCH AS BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, TECHNOLOGY, SYSTEM DESIGN AND MORE
The facility offers feed trained fingerlings, such as walleye, to schools or other educational facilities to for raising in the classroom
The facility provides interactive tours for all ages and can format the experience to suit the groups needs.
To assist in technology transfer and provide technical assistance, we can provide classroom visits to help teach a lesson in aquaculture, facilitate a hands-on activity or provide technical assistance for aquaculture systems.
The facility attends a variety of local educational events such as Kids Fishing Day, Science Fest, Science on Tap and more.