Aquaculture (Grades 11 and 12) is one period of a three-period block that is designed to introduce the students to the hobby of maintaining and breeding tropical fish under controlled conditions and to explore issues that directly affect the coast of Maine and its fishing industry and heritage. The course is divided into a classroom and lab environment.
This course utilizes the MSAD #1 fish lab on-site at PITC and the numerous classroom tanks to model both marine and freshwater tanks. Students are responsible for the upkeep of the lab and also partake in numerous projects as needed. Classroom work will cover topics such as: all structural components of aquariums and aquarium design, marine ecosystems off the coast of Maine, overfishing, invasive species, and coral reefs. Field trips include visits to Grand Lake Stream State Fish Hatchery. This class offers an excellent opportunity for students interested in marine biology, outdoor recreation, fish hobbyists, and natural resources.
This course is held at PIRCTC in room 306.