Welcome Educators!

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® works with schools and Universities around the world, supplying our Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® for schools, education and research.  Currently, we have shipped aquaponic systems to hundreds of schools and Universities in the United States and 25 other countries.

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Aquaponics in schools is a primary focus of Nelson and Pade Inc. We believe your students are the food producers of the future!  We provide assistance, documentation, curriculums and grower support so that educators can focus on what matters…successfully implementing an aquaponics program to educate their students.

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School Systems

Schools utilize our smallest to largest Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® and we’ve shipped to schools as far away as Mongolia. Aquaponics is an excellent means of demonstrating many principles of science, agriculture, math and business in all grade levels and for home schooling. Applications of these technologies are only limited by one’s imagination.

Interdisciplinary Education

The concept of interdisciplinary education shines when it comes to aquaponics in schools. In addition to the plant sciences, aquaponics incorporates and demonstrates many of nature’s cycles, nitrification, biology, fish anatomy and nutrition and high-tech agriculture. A unit in aquaponics enforces practical uses of chemistry, mathematics, physics, economics and engineering. The monitoring and care of an aquaponic system by students helps instill a sense of responsibility, inspires creativity and creates excitement in the learning environment.

A unit in aquaponics can be started at the beginning of a semester and run through the entire semester or school year, allowing the educator to present the individual concepts and lessons as the plants and fish develop and grow.

Aquaponics in Universities

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® is the leader in providing aquaponic systems and training programs to Universities around the world. This includes the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point (UWSP) Aquaponics Innovation Center, the leading University Aquaponics program for education, outreach and research.

Career Inspiration

As students are introduced to aquaponics, often they are inspired to better understand the science behind the technology. Aquaponics has spurred interest among students in biology, business, wellness and agriculture and has been the impetus for some students to plan a career in aquaponic farming.


“We acquired the system early this year and already we are seeing tremendous results. We chose a Nelson and Pade system because it was highly recommended for its efficiency and its quality. This system has taught Flagler College and Flagler College Enactus the science of aquaponics through its hands-on experience. Because Nelson and Pade takes time to create high quality products, we were able to produce high quality plants.” Dean Longhofer (left), Flagler College Enactus

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