Last year, HPS awarded a grant for an aquaponics program at Aiea High School. As you can see from the photos, this is a big project and was quite challenging and labor intensive, but now everything is complete. The bell siphons (inside the green barrels, in picture, over the water tank) are presently being troubleshooted and fine-tuned so both grow beds will ebb and flow periodically, also very challenging. Aiea HS is now waiting for seedlings to root so they can be transplanted into the grow beds, maybe in a week or two. Congratulations to teacher Jamie Macadang who is the lead on this HPS grant project.

Lots of challenges, but the Aiea HS aquaponics project is working!

Lots of challenges, but the Aiea HS aquaponics project is working!

 

 

 

 

Hawaii Pacific Solar awarded Aiea High School a grant last year to start an aquaponics program.

Hawaii Pacific Solar awarded Aiea High School a grant last year to start an aquaponics program.

Congratulations to Aiea High's Jamie Macadang for getting this challenging and labor-intensive project off the ground!

Congratulations to Aiea High’s Jamie Macadang for getting this challenging and labor-intensive project off the ground!

The next step for the aquaponics project at Aiea High is to grow food!

The next step for the aquaponics project at Aiea High is to grow food!

Aiea teacher, Jamie Macadang, says this project will help students understand sustainability.

Aiea teacher, Jamie Macadang, says this project will help students understand sustainability.