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Ponds For Kids...

 

Ponds for Kids

"I could not be happier with the entire Ponds for Kids experience we had at our school. The kids loved building it, other teachers are amazed at the ponds beauty and I have a working classroom to use for future classes. My only regret is we didn't do this sooner!
- Kathryn Wolfe
Ecology teacher, Wheaton North High School


The Program

The Ponds for Kids program is designed to give children and young adults a working appreciation for nature and ecology. Additionally, other areas like art, creative writing and poetry can also be incorporated by respective teachers. The opportunities are many and the ideas are limitless on how a school can incorporate the Ponds for Kids program into their curriculum.

How does Ponds for Kids work?

Interested teachers need to contact Aquascape Ontario Ltd. to obtain an application to host a Ponds for Kids program at their school or in their community. Aquascape Ontario will then find an experienced local contractor who is willing to donate his time and equipment while guiding the participating students in construction of a functioning pond ecosystem.

What does the school need to do?

It is the schools, teachers, and or students responsibility to raise the funds to cover the cost of materials used. The expenses invested in constructing a standard 11' x 16' functioning pond ecosystem not only include the pumps, plumbing, filters, liners and other gear, but also the rocks, gravel, mulch and topsoil as well. Whether through grants or fundraisers there are many options available to help an interested school pay for these material expenses. Please contact us for an expense estimate.

Ponds for Kids

Today very few undisturbed ecosystems exist in the world. Unfortunately the ones that are the least affected are those that are the farthest away from us. In an effort to allow schools to show children how a functioning aquatic ecosystem works, Aquascape Ontario Ltd. is coordinating a national campaign to enable schools to construct their own pond ecosystems. By installing a pond system that becomes self-sustaining in a controlled environment, students can observe the ebb and flow of nature happening before their eyes. Besides conducting experiments on water quality they can also observe the animals that colonize the area on their own.

Water is the source of all life. A shallow two-foot deep pond, installed properly will allow nature to flourish inside it year round. As the ecosystem evolves so will the educational opportunities. Art students can have their own Monet garden to paint. A schools own Walden pond will become a perfect setting for poetry and creative writing. Horticulture students can have a working classroom to observe their plants growth from season to season and year to year. The Ponds for Kids program has many benefits for the students, the school and the community!

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Dealing With Fish Fear and Koi Myths...

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Myth:
Fish will just create more pond maintenance.

Aquascape says:
Actually, fish are a crucial part of the ecosystem. Koi reduce algae by feeding on it, and they fertilize plants with their waste. So, fish actually create less pond maintenance.

Myth:
Koi need at least three feet of water to survive.

Aquascape says:

95% of the ponds that we build re two feet deep in the center, and the koi are happy and healthy as can be.