murray-science-field-tripMurray’s Magnet Science II students toured University of Minnesota greenhouses in March to learn about aquaponics, a food-producing system that combines aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. They also discussed apple-tree diseases, learned the mechanics of stomata peels to examine leaf-cell structure under microscopes, and learn to measure photosynthesis. The tour was organized by Dr. Jeannine Cavender-Bares (shown here), associate professor in the Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Photo by Tim Chase

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