System Build — Junior Apprentice


Welcome to the System Build Badge!

This badge ensures that you have a basic understanding of how to gather aquaponics materials and use the equipment and tools necessary to assemble a system.  It also affirms that you can build a functional aquaponics system that is between 1-55 gallons in size.

This badge requires that you have a base of knowledge about aquaponics and a design from which you will build your system. Before beginning the System Build Badge, we recommend that you complete the following Skills Badges:

Begin learning about System Build by completing the Activities below. Earning this badge should take about between 4 and 8 hours of work.


Learning Objectives

After earning this badge you will be able to:

  • Create a comprehensive materials and equipment list
  • Source materials, equipment and tools needed to build a small aquaponics system
  • Safely use tools and materials for a small aquaponics system
  • Build a small functional aquaponics system, between 1-55 gallons in size
Badge Outline ↕

In order to earn this badge, you must complete these Activities:

Gather and Acquire Materials


Gather Tools and Ensure Safety


Build Your System


System Build Self Assessment