Youth Education

Introduction to Florida Aquaculture

Sessions developed for the Cedar Key High School S.A.L.T. (Shark Aquaculture Life Training) Program during the Summer of 2018 in preparation for the Aquaculture Certification Program administered by Florida Aquaculture Association. The S.A.L.T program is designed to prepare students for careers in aquaculture by offering training in relevant vocational activities, such as forklift operation, maritime knots, occupational health and safety, boater safety, CPR and first aid. Students were introduced to the various aquaculture industries in Florida through interactive lessons and virtual tours of aquatic farms. 

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Recirculating System

June 18, 2018
Brian Catanzaro,
Pentair Aquatic Ecosystems

Handouts
Activity
Handouts

  1. Presentation (pdf)
  2. An Overview of Critical Considerations (SRAC 451)
  3. Management of Recirculating Systems (SRAC 452)
  4. A Review of Current Design Practice (SRAC 453)
  5. Aquaponics—Fish and Plant Culture (SRAC 454)

Activity

  1. Lesson: 5 day student worksheet
  2. Design a Recirculating System (Worksheet, Day 4)

stress resistance


Molluscan Shellfish Aquaculture

June 25, 2018
Leslie Sturmer, UF/IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program

Handouts
Activity
Handouts

  1. Oyster Culture Presentation (pdf)
  2. Hard Clam Culture Presentation (pdf)
  3. Biology and Culture of the Hard Clam (SRAC 433)
  4. Off-Bottom Culture of Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico (SRAC 4308)
  5. Molluscan Shellfish Aquaculture and Restoration (EDIS FA 191)

Activity

  1. Clam Dissection Presentation (PDF)
  2. Clam Dissection Worksheet
  3. Internal Clam Anatomy Pictorial
  4. Internal Clam Anatomy Pictorial 2
  5. External Clam Anatomy Pictorial
  6. Water Flow and Feeding in Bivalves (Flashplayer, University of Alberta)
  7. What’s in the Clam Bag  
  8. What’s in the Clam Bag Bingo
  9. Species pictures for Bingo
  10. Clam Bag Bingo Activity Sheet

Shellfish Aquaculture Regulations and Leasing Process

July 16, 2018
Portia Sapp and Charlie Culpepper,
DACS Division of Aquaculture

Handouts
Activity
Handouts

  1. Rules of the Road Presentation (pdf)
  2. Aquaculture Certificate of Registration (FDACS 00076)
  3. Shellfish Aquaculture (FDACS 2065)
  4. Sovereignty Submerged Land Leases for Aquaculture (FDACS 2068)

Activity

  1. Q&A for Best Management Practices

Ornamental Fish Culture

July 30, 2018
Eric Cassiano,
UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Lab

Handouts
Activity
Handouts

  1. Ornamental Fish Culture (pdf)
  2. Ornamental FishCultured in Florida (EDIS CIR 54)
  3. Species Profile: Koi and Goldfish (SRAC 7201)
  4. Use of Antibiotics in Ornamental Fish Aquaculture (EDIS Cir 84)

Activity

  1. Lesson: 5 day student worksheet
  2. Angelfish (KidsKonnect)
  3. Clownfish (KidsKonnect)
  4. Identifying Fish in Aquarium 

Food Fish Culture

July 23, 2018
Lauren Evans,
Evans Fish Farm

Handouts
Handouts

  1. Food Fish Culture (pdf)
  2. Farm-Raised Channel Catfish (EDIS CIR 1052)
  3. Tilapia Life History and Biology (SRAC 283)
  4. Production of Sturgeon (SRAC 7200)

Aquatic Plant Culture

July 9, 2018
Brandon McLane,
Florida Aquactic Nurseries

Handouts
Activity
Handouts

  1. Freshwater Plant Aquaculture Presentation (pdf)
  2. Aquatic Plant Aquaculture: Rules and Regulations (FDACS 02058)
  3. Prohibited Aquatic Plants List (Florida Administrative Code 5B-64.011)

Activity

  1. Lesson: 5 day student 

Resources & activities by 
UF Center for Aquatic and
Invasive Plants 

  1. Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiatives & Curriculum 
  2. Freshwater Plant Habitat Checklist
  3. Freshwater Plant Habitat Guide
  4. Plant Bingo Teacher Guide 
  5. Aquatic Plant Bingo
  6. Freshwater Artificial Plant Kit 

Alligator and Reptile Culture

August 6, 2018
Allen Register,
Gatorama

Handouts
Activity
Handouts

  1. Alligator and Reptile Culture (pdf)
  2. Alligator Production: Breeding and Egg Incubation (SRAC 231)
  3. Alligator Production: Grow-out and Harvest (SRAC 232)

Activity

  1. Lesson: 5 day student worksheet
  2. Lets Talk About Alligators (KidsKonnect)

Water Quality and
Non-Infectious Diseases

March 14, 2019
Ruth Francis-Floyd,
UF/IFAS College of Veterinary Medicine

Handouts
Activity
Handouts

  1. Introduction to Aquatic Animal Health (pdf)

Activity

  1. Freshwater Water Quality Testing for Aquarium 

Infectious Diseases
and Treatments

March 15, 2019
Ruth Francis-Floyd,
UF/IFAS College of Veterinary Medicine

Handouts
Handouts

  1. Water Quality and Non-Infectious Diseases (pdf)
  2.  Infectious Diseases and Treatments (pdf)

Additional Resources