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  • 1 h
  • Customer's Place

Workshop Information

Dive into the fascinating world of aquaponics with Beyond the Beanstalk's Aquaponics Adventure workshop! Designed for budding scientists aged 2-5 and 5-12, this immersive experience unveils the wonders of sustainable food production through engaging hands-on activities and exploration. Overview: Today's workshop is all about harnessing the power of aquaponics to cultivate plants for food in an energy-efficient and cost-effective manner. Similar to hydroponics, aquaponics involves growing plants without soil, revolutionising the way we produce food sustainably. Exciting Discoveries: Bell Siphon Secrets: Children learn about the ingenious Bell siphon and how it ensures that both plants and yabbies receive oxygen-rich water, fostering their growth and well-being. Yabby Exploration: Delving into the world of yabbies, children discover where these fascinating creatures live in the wild, their appearance, and dietary habits. Organic Collaboration: Children uncover the symbiotic relationship between yabbies and plants in aquaponics. Yabbies contribute fertilising "poop," enriching the plants, while the plants and clay pebbles filter the water for the fish, creating a self-sustaining ecosystem. Your Aquaponics Setup: Each participant receives a comprehensive aquaponics setup, including two tanks assembled as one unit: a 'grow bed' for plants and a 'yabby tank' for yabbies. The setup also includes a submersible pump and a Bell siphon for efficient water circulation. Maintenance Tips: Regular water level checks ensure smooth operation of your aquaponics system. Simply top up the water in the grow bed, and it will trickle through to the yabby tank. Yabbies are fed pellets, but it's essential to ensure they've eaten everything before providing more food. With proper care, yabbies can live up to 7 years, showcasing the importance of responsible stewardship. Embark on the Aquaponics Adventure: Join us in cultivating a sustainable future with Beyond the Beanstalk's Aquaponics Adventure workshop! Let your child's curiosity thrive as they explore the marvels of aquaponics, nurturing a deeper appreciation for environmental conservation and STEM innovation. Book Your Spot Today: Don't miss this opportunity to inspire young minds and sow the seeds of sustainability! Book now and embark on an aquaponics adventure that grows knowledge, fosters creativity, and sustains futures.

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Workshop Inclusions:

  • 1 x Workshop (approximately 60 minutes for Sustainable STEM workshops and 75 minutes for Storytime STEM workshops)

  • 1 x STEM Presenter

  • Take home STEM project OR class STEM project to keep

  • Resources for up to 30 children, contact us about additional pricing for larger groups

  • 1 x Risk Assessment

  • 1 x PDF Educator Resource (includes Snapshot of workshop, Analysis of Learning, Follow on activity ideas and links to EYLF or MTOP, Australian Curriculum and the NQF)

Workshop Requirements

  • Access to an electrical power outlet

  • Access to water tap

  • Access to tables and chairs

  • Chair for presenter

  • Ability to darken room for Glow Getters, Where the rainbow Goes, Universe Reversed and Treasure in the Sky


Suitable for ages:

This workshop is suitable for 2-5 years and 5-12 years.

Why Choose Beyond the Beanstalk?


Expert Guidance:


Benefit from our 20 years of experience in delivering exceptional educational programmes.

Hands-On Exploration:


Our workshops offer engaging, hands-on activities that foster STEM learning in a fun and interactive way.


Comprehensive Support:

Educators receive all necessary resources and support to facilitate learning and ensure a seamless workshop experience.

We also tailor packages and workshops to your needs. Contact us today to discuss your STEM workshop needs!

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