Time: June 13, 2010 to June 19, 2010
Location: University of the Virgin Islands
City/Town: St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Website or Map: http://www.uvi.edu/sites/uvi/…
Event Type: short, course
Organized By: Donald Bailey (c/o Sylvia Bernstein)
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2016
Below is the text from an email announcing the annual UVI International Aquaponics and Tilapia Aquaculture Course
Eight weeks. That’s all the time there is before some of you pack your suitcases and travel to St. Croix for the UVI International Aquaponics and Tilapia Aquaculture Course. We are well underway with our preparations, as well as with our regular schedule of work.
This morning we stocked 6 systems with tilapia for a study of swirl separators for solids removal vs. cone bottom clarifiers. We evaluate many different technologies for aquaponic systems and always hope to find more productive or cost effective methods that we can teach you in the class.
Course information and the registration form can be found at http://www.uvi.edu/sites/uvi/Pages/AES-Aquaculture-International_Aquaponics.aspx?s=RE and
The program consists of classroom lectures, laboratory exercises, hands-on field activities and opportunities for social networking. Four instructors teach in their area of specialty and cover all aspects of aquaponics. Principles of design that have been developed over 25 years of research are explained and management practices described – and then applied in the field activities.
We also now have a Facebook Event, “International Aquaponics and Tilapia Aquaculture Course” that we hope this year’s participants will join so that the can begin networking and exchanging ideas. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=110893419116
The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is offering a special promotion which fits nicely into travel plans for the course. A $300 air credit plus $200 in dining, attractions and shopping certificates. Details are on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=383720748999&id=109508573822&ref=mf and also Travelocity, www.travelocity.com/usvi and Expedia www.expedia.com/fantastic . You do need to stay in a hotel for this offer to be valid and there are other terms and conditions that apply.
Please contact me if you have questions about the course or registration.
UVI-AES Aquaculture Program