OPS Teacher Honored For Innovative Program

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

A teacher at King Science Center in Omaha is starting the new school year on a real high. She is being recognized by the EPA for her innovative approach to teach children about indoor aquaponics farming.

WOWT 6 News featured Kristine Denton in a story last February. She and her students raise, harvest, and then donate produce to a homeless shelter using aquaponics technology. The technology allows the growth of plants in a soilless environment with the use of a recirculating water system.

As a recipient of the EPA’s Presidential Innovation Awards for Environmental Educators, Denton will receive a plaque and $2,000 to further her education. The school will also receive $2,000 to continue programs like hers.

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