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$15,000 The Door Campaign: 20/20 Vision Project

PROJECT: 20/20 Vision Project

John Heller/Post-Gazette Local / Perry High School Pittsburgh - Nov. 20, 2014 - Quincy Swatson, 23, started The Door Campaign to expose kids to aquaponic systems where gold fish and basil co-exist in a mutually beneficial relationship.

John Heller/Post-Gazette
Local / Perry High School
Pittsburgh – Nov. 20, 2014 – Quincy Swatson, 23, started The Door Campaign to expose kids to aquaponic systems where gold fish and basil co-exist in a mutually beneficial relationship.

PROGRAM: 2015 Small & Simple Grants

GRANTEE: Hill House Association

This grant covered the costs of purchasing 20 ECO-cycle aquaponics systems and to develop an aquaponics sustainability curriculum which will be adopted and embedded into 20 local classrooms throughout Pittsburgh school districts. Ultimately, this project will provide hands on educational experiences with a purpose of engaging student in STEAM learning, giving them the opportunity to improve upon practices of environmental sustainability. The main objectives are:

  • Developing students interest in STEAM by teaching the value of contemporary education
  • Increasing the amount of aquaponics systems in classroom settings
  • Further improve students cognitive skills through the use of a hands on educational experience
  • Generate an increase student interest in applying and attending colleges and universities

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