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Brookstown Middle Aquaponics Program (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-10-25

Duration: 00:06:25

Subjects: Aquaponics | Education | Science | Agriculture


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Morris, Ronnie Interviewee
  • Myles, Jlicia Interviewee
  • Morales, Noe Interviewee
  • Whitfield, Wanenisha Interviewee
  • Smith, James E., Jr. Interviewee


This segment from the October 25, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the aquaponics program at Brookstown Middle School in Baton Rouge, which was one of only 38 schools in the country to receive a Green Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education for their conservation efforts. Williams reports that the students raise catfish and use the catfish waste to grow lettuce and celery. She interviews: Ronnie Morris, an Exxon engineer and founder of the program; Jlicia Myles, student; Noe Morales, student; Wanenisha Whitfield, student; and James E. Smith, Jr., principal.