Design. Build. Gather. Balance. Ecosystem Creation!
There is a lot that goes into creating healthy aquatic ecosystems! In this hands-on exploration of "tankology," students will design and build their own aquascape, gathering specimens and balancing their tank chemistry. After creating their personalized ecosystems, students will gather scientific data that will allow them to maintain a healthy environment for plants and animals.
Throughout this class, students will delve into physics, chemistry, and biology as they learn how to best collect their inhabitants, what inhabitants to collect, and how to monitor and maintain optimal phosphate and nitrite levels in their tanks. Students will walk away understanding the delicate balance required for ecosystems to thrive, both in the tank and in the wild.
Instructor: Kathleen McKeegan
Enrollment: minimum 6 students / maximum 12 students
Note: If you will be using a school voucher for class payment you can still register your child using our system.
What to bring/wear: outdoor clothes, sunscreen, hat, water, and snacks.