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180.617.11 AQUACULTURE, SEAFOOD, AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Department:
Environmental Health Sciences
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Sat 06/21/2014 - Sat 06/21/2014
Class Times:
  • Saturday,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
David Love
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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Prerequisite:

none

Description:

Examines the public health and environmental impacts of fishing and aquaculture production methods. Introduces students to important relationships between seafood production and consumption, and provides a tangible real-life experience with an alternative small-scale aquaponics system. Students explore hands-on how aquaponics systems are increasingly recognized for their potential to improve food security in urban environments.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the connections between aquaculture, seafood, public health, and the environment
  2. Compare alternative methods of seafood production
  3. Assess the potential contribution of aquaponics to the aquaculture industry and to the broader concept of food security
Methods of Assessment:

short written paper assignment 100%

Enrollment Restriction:

none

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

The course will be conducted in two parts. In the morning, a lecture and discussion portion will take place in the Cylburn Arboretum classroom. In the afternoon, students will be engaged in a hands-on experience in the Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics greenhouse. Discussions about crop selection, water testing, integrated pest management, and greenhouse management will be integrated into the experience.