This class will use the agriculture department’s fish rearing system to learn how to efficiently raise a quality product for today’s consumer. This class will evaluate the engineering of the system, perform water tests, and learn how to use bio-filtration to help maintain a healthy fish system. Topics will include careers, Wisconsin industry, water quality and testing, nutrition, stocking rates and the nitrogen cycle. Students will design and build their own re-circulating system, design and make fishing lures, participate in freshwater fishing experiences to include the Trout Stream Restoration Projects within the district in coordination with local Rod and Gun Clubs. Students will also explore aquaponics and learn to manage fish waste to grow healthy vegetation for consumption.
Length: (1) Trimester
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Cum Laude Points: 0
Career Cluster(s): Animal Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences