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4th Edition of
World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference

June 24-26, 2024 | Paris, France
WAC 2022

J L Giovanna Hesley

J L Giovanna Hesley, Speaker at Aquaculture Conferences
CropKing, Inc. Curriculum Development, United States
Title : Aquaponic Text/workbook


School gardens are a powerful tool for teaching many subjects and developing a healthy lifestyle. Ms. Hesley has created an aquaponics workbook for teachers of young scholars from 5 to 18 years. Each section contains lessons that focus separately It contains sections each with a focus on Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Ecosystems, Mathematics, Physics and food production. Lessons include the use of measuring devices as well as scientific tools and methods that assist in conducting experiments. Tools for creating a home or school garden are included. The workbook includes practical tips for modifying lessons for workshops and classrooms with up to 32 students. She will present an overview of the workbook and the reasons behind each of the lessons. National (US) Science and Mathematics standards are cited. Anecdotal experiences will be related.


Ms. Hesley studied Education at Arizona State University, USA, and graduated with a Master's of Education in 1997. She taught STEM to K-8 students. She received her Master of Science degree in 2015 at the University of Arizona in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. After three years of teaching engineering to young students, she became grant writer and curriculum developer for CropKing, Inc., which sells greenhouses, hydroponics, and aquaculture equipment.  Ms. Hesley is now assisting in the development of an alternative high school graduation certificate for Ohio Board of Education.  She has spoken internationally at conferences on the benefits of aquaponics in the classroom