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Big Bang North West: Farm Urban – Produce Pods & Smoothie Shots!
Farm Urban are a social enterprise who use aquaponics and open source technologies to engage and inspire people to connect with their environment and explore their relationship with food. They have some STEM-sational, interactive (and delicious) activities for you this year!
The Aquaponics Challenge: Farm Urban are looking for the best problem solvers, innovators, researchers and engineers in the North West. See how quickly you can build our Produce Pod aquaponic system. The catch – there are no instructions and the clock is ticking!
Smoothie bar: Come and try a Farm Urban Super Green Smoothie Shot with fruit and aquaponic greens freshly harvested from one of our local systems.
“Feeding the world’s growing population is one of the most pressing problems facing humanity. Aquaponics is at the cutting-edge of sustainable food growing technology, and promises to revolutionise how we produce food in our cities.
Farm Urban’s team of bio-scientists and engineers take science fresh from the lab to link leading research with local food production. We create innovative and sustainable ways to grow food in the heart of the city.
Our living labs bring green technology into the classroom. By presenting students with the real-world problem of food security and challenging them to find innovative and creative solutions, we’re uncovering the next generation of scientists, entrepreneurs and leaders.”
The Big Bang North West is going to be AMAZING!
We’re FULLY BOOKED but don’t worry, you can add yourself to our waiting list and we are still open for Big Bang UK competition entrants.
Add your contact details to the waiting list for the morning session
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Enter the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition
Farm Urban Programmes
Farm Urban offer a range of educational programmes based around aquaponics and urban farming.
Their Future Food Challenge is a 12-week STEM & Enterprise after-school programme for Year 9 students:
• Students teams are challenged to form a startup business and design and build their own aquaponic system
• Real-world science and engineering plus the chance to develop project management, marketing and finance skills
• Launch event at The University of Liverpool with scientist speed-dating and business masterclasses
• A final competition event to pitch your product against other schools
• Full set of learning resources, designed to make life easy for teachers!
Their Produce Pod workshop is ideal for primary and secondary schools and they encourage you to invite along family members to join in the fun:
• A special schools version of their TEDx talk ‘Fixing the Broken Food System’
• An immersive, practical workshop using collaborative problem-based learning.
The challenge: to be the fastest team to build our Produce Pod aquaponic system. The catch: there are no instructions – and the clock is ticking!
By the end of the workshop participants will not only have built their own aquaponic system, but also gained the knowledge and skills to sustainably grow their own food.
Their Produce Pods are also available to buy, with an accompanying resource pack available, making a fantastic Living Lab for your classroom!
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