DeSoto students to learn about sustainable farming through aquaponics

The DeSoto Independent School District wants students to learn by watching scientific principles come to life. They’re also providing a lesson in sustainability after installing an aquaponics system last month.

Teresa Angeles, principal at The Meadows Elementary in DeSoto, said that the school received a grant from the American Heart Association to build a community garden. They decided to add an aquaponics system as well when they learned that an aquaponics expert was based in DeSoto.

“It gives us an opportunity to teach STEM curriculum through gardening” said Angeles, referring to a national campaign to promote learning in science, technology, engineering and math. “It was the perfect fit.”

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