Project BioChemistry at Mezzacello

This one-week morning course will cover the basics of renewable biomass and compost at Mezzacello. Topics covered will include:

  • Intro to the chemistry and physics of ecological, and sanitization systems.
  • Build a portable methane generator and power a steam turbine.
  • Build a bioreactor module and deploy it in the reactor tower.
  • Design challenges to determine the best ways to use compost and compost products an urban farm.

There will also be a student presentation event on the Friday of the camp which will be both live (parents invited) and recorded.

Experience with plants and compost is a plus, but NOT necessary to participate in this program.

This one-week program runs from 9am-12pm on July 18th-22nd and is open to rising 6th-8th Graders, ages 11-14.

Safety Note:

  • Waterproof and sterilizable shoes will be a requirement for this camp as will gloves, safety glasses and masks. If these are not available, pairs can be provided or 3D printed for a nominal extra fee.
  • Students will be working with low danger toxins and bacteria in a highly supervised, sterile environment. Sinks and sanitization facilities are readily available.

You will receive an email a week prior to the start of the program with information regarding location, paperwork, drop off and pick up time, along with the culminating program presentation information.

Please fill out the student forms located here for participation in this program.

Program sold out? You can register to be on our waitlist. We will notify you if and when a spot opens up!

July 18 - July 22, 2022

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Project BioChemistry at Mezzacello Summer 2022show details + $75.00 (USD)  


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