Green Club, Sponsored by PECO, Shows Off Aquaponics Project

High school students from Bristol Borough and Truman built the system of food production that uses fish and plants at Snyder-Girotti Elementary School.

Students from Bristol Borough and Harry S. Truman high schools who took part in Bucks County Community College’s Green Club visited Snyder-Girotti Elementary School in Bristol Borough recently to dedicate the aquaponics project constructed over the summer.Aquaponics is a method of food production that uses fish and plants in a symbiotic, self-sustaining system. 

The Green Club, administered by the college’s Center for Workforce Development and funded by a $15,000 grant from PECO, meets at BCCC’s Lower Bucks Campus throughout the year to learn about green jobs, meet local green energy employers, explore environmental science, and create projects that benefit the Bristol community.

Pictured by the aquaponics system are (left-right) Eunice Rush-Day, Manager of Government Funding Initiatives at Bucks; Robert Moyer, science teacher at Snyder-Girotti and Green Club facilitator; eight members of the Green Club; and (far right) Ted Dorand, PECO’s external affairs manager for Bucks County.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations