Absolutely! UW-Stevens Point’s Continuing Education program, Department of Biology and Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility have partnered with Nelson and Pade Inc. to offer a full semester course, Introduction to Aquaponics. It is available as either a two credit or three credit course. All lectures and discussions take place online. The three credit option includes a 3-day lab session at Nelson and Pade, Inc.’s demonstration greenhouse in Montello, WI.
Course Content – The lectures run from late February – early May and take place online, each with a self-study session followed by a live chat with one of the three instructors. The hands-on lab sessions for the three credit course are held in May at Nelson and Pade Inc.’s demonstration greenhouse in Montello, WI. The course covers an introduction to and history of aquaponics, applications and benefits, system components, water quality dynamics, environmental control, plant crop choices and plant biology, fish selection and fish biology, integrated pest management and biosecurity, daily operation and record keeping, good agricultural practices, economics of aquaponics and marketing.
Open to All – Students from Around the World – The course is open to students at UWSP as well as students from other colleges and universities anywhere in the world, through UWSP Continuing Education. Registration is through UWSP Continuing Education Office.
Registration is open for Spring 2014 Semester! Seats are limited. Register here: http://www.uwsp.edu/conted/credit/Pages/Spring2013/CourseListing.aspx
Feel free to visit the following web pages to learn more about aquaponics: