Aquaculture research hubs offer at-home aquaponics project

ORONO — A “4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project,” an experiential learning program for youth ages 9 to 18, is to be delivered virtually from June 15 to October.

The project is a partnership between the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, and UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute.

It includes learning experiences in introductory aquaponic systems and design, fish husbandry, aquaponic gardening, and cooking and nutrition. With program leaders as mentors, youths complete their individual projects at home and are members of a statewide group participating in the project together. Prior experience with aquaponics is not required.

All project information will be provided; some materials will be required before the project starts. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. To register and to find more information about the aquaponics project, visit

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Carla Scocchi at 207-667-8212 or [email protected].

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