This May Riverview High School unveiled its AquaDome, a $250,000 aquaculture greenhouse that will be home to different types of marine life. The school hopes that it will be an added attraction for elementary and middle school students who already visit the Planetarium on the campus. Students who visit the AquaDome can touch starfish, feed tilapia and koi and help build a reef ball.
The AquaDome will allow the school’s aqua science program students to have more hands on experiences. They will raise both fresh water and saltwater animals from tilapia to coral to clown fish. They will also grow mangroves, plankton and cordgrass, a species used to prevent shore erosion.
The facility was funded by grants from State Farm and the Aquaculture Review Council.