Document Type

Internship Report

Publication Date

Fall 2015


This project is focused on a proposed design of an aquaponics system to be a part of the living systems for the Miami Science Barge. The Miami Science Barge is a floating laboratory that will be located in Museum Park in Miami that focuses on STEM education through marine experiments, living systems, renewable energy and sustainable technologies. The purpose is to design a system that has minimal effluents and is energy efficient. Designing the system, deciding and locating the proper materials, and getting them to the Barge for construction is an intensive process, as well as determining how to properly maintain fish in the aquaponics system. Additionally, this project will focus curricula development for the aquaculture and aquaponics systems for the Barge. Aquaponics and aquaculture curricula will be created to align with the systems on the Barge and the goals of what the team decides should be taught in reference to aquaponics and aquaculture. The curricula will also correlate with specific core standards for teaching, specifically Ocean Literacy Principles and Florida Science Standards. The Miami Science Barge is going to be an integral part in increasing sustainability efforts in Miami and will educate visitors about their local marine life, urban agriculture, renewable energies, and sustainable practices.


Department: MAF

MPS Track: AQU

Location: CappSci-Miami Science Barge

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