Horticulture & Aquaculture

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Horticulture & Aquaculture

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Learn how to design, create, and maintain your own living reef aquarium and/or garden with our hands-on, standards-aligned Reef Keeping and Horticulture courses. Both courses can be taken individually or together. Courses are intended for students in 5th through 9th grade.

Both courses will be taught by Mr. Mike Krautzel, who has worked to instill a passion for environmental stewardship in his students at Garnet Valley Middle School.

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eSchool@GarnetValley Spring Break Non-Credit

Sustainability & Stewardship Course Options

Both courses will utilize a blended format, meaning some of the learning will be in a face-to-face environment and some of the learning will take place independently online. The following schedule will be used during Spring Break for each course:

Aquaculture Salt Water Reef Keeping

Students will learn how to design, create, and maintain their own living reef aquarium

Monday, April 15, 2019 - Thursday, April 18, 2019

Location: Garnet Valley Middle School

8:30 am to 11:30 am : face-to-face, hands-on, project-based work

Asynchronous, independent online work will be done on the student’s own time to prepare for subsequent lessons

*for students who are enrolled in both courses, please bring your own lunch. Lunch will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm each day

Horticulture & Sustainability

Students will design, create, and maintain their own plant and vegetable garden

Monday, April 15, 2019 - Thursday, April 18, 2019

Location: Garnet Valley Middle School

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm : face-to-face, hands-on, project-based work

Asynchronous, independent online work will be done on the student’s own time to prepare for subsequent lessons

*for students who are enrolled in both courses, please bring your own lunch. Lunch will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm each day

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

  • HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.

  • HS-LS4-5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.

  • HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.

  • HS-ESS3-2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.

  • HS-ESS3-3 Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among the management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.

  • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.