Faculty-Student Research on Aquaponics Is Focus of Two Presentations

Samantha Laurence ’14 and Assistant Professor of Environmental Science TJ Eatmon presented a poster titled “Aquaponics as an Integrative Context for Campus and Community Sustainability” at the 42nd Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education on October 10 in Baltimore. The presentation highlighted the ways in which the College’s aquaponics project has brought together various actors across the campus and community through education, research, campus operations, and community engagement projects. Samantha also gave a poster presentation titled “Food for Sustainability,” highlighting the activities of the aquaponics project, at the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium’s fall conference in Harrisburg on October 29. PERC recognized the project as a Pennsylvania Campus Sustainability Champion, advancing sustainability in Pennsylvania colleges and communities.