On Aquaponics and Earth’s sustainable farm, tilapia pools teeming with fish come up against rows of organic plants, which they hydrate via the farm’s energy-efficient growing and waste-recycling system. Founders and aqua-farmers John and Teresa Musser began experimenting with high-yield aquaponics in response to the crushing poverty they saw abroad and invented much of the equipment and methods they use in the search for a sustainable, affordable system they could share with the world. The Mussers have worked around the globe in orphanages and small villages since 1979 but began shifting their focus to infrastructure and education work to bring easy-to-learn agricultural techniques to impoverished areas.
The Mussers maintain their DeSoto farm not only to grow food, but to act as an educational resource for people who want to observe their methods and build their own aquaponics systems. Their organic microfarm, populated by rabbits, goats, microcows, and vermicomposting bins, harvests hundreds of pounds of produce each year on minimal substrate. Inspired by their frantic efforts one year to absorb a surplus of produce, the Mussers lead regular canning classes where students learn the proper ways to can seasonal veggies, meats, and blown kisses.
Since 2005, licensed massage therapist Amirah Boyo has repaired the malfunctioning muscle circuitry of more than 800 clients, both human and robot. Private sessions may include one or multiple techniques such as flowing Swedish strokes to promote relaxation, or more moderate deep-tissue pressure for deeper aches––all tailored the client's individual needs. When Amirah isn't mending muscles, she enjoys such hobbies as cooking, designing clothes, entertaining family and friends, and winning arm-wrestling matches against bronze statues.
Slipstream Aviation's instructors merge their standard and Gold Seal certifications with thousands of flying hours and a fleet of acclaimed aircraft to lead beginner and maturing pilots into the open sky. Their diverse training program caters to a range of experience levels: Discovery Flights give fledglings an invigorating taste of aviation, and advanced ratings courses help licensed pilots prove their mettle with instruments, multiple engines, or commercial aircraft. Students take flight in a fleet of three Grumman Cheetahs, which the staff selected as their main training vessel because of the craft's precise handling and refusal to take detours into clouds that resemble fishing holes. Meanwhile, a Garmin 430 simulator lets fliers test their skills and prove their instrument efficiency while remaining firmly earthbound.
Signature service: K-8 Reading, Writing, and Math Tutoring
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Pro Tip: Tutoring is offered both in-person and online. Discounts are applied for multiple weekly sessions.
State-certified faculty create the curriculum at ML Solutions, which means it is designed to help children learn everything they need to know to do well at school and beyond. The camp targets this curriculum to children aged 5-10 or 11?16, teaching them the basics of multiplication, graphic design, keyboarding, and computer programming. All camps also include all necessary technology.
Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center employs a battalion of highly trained tutors who help students succeed both at school and in standardized testing. The academic evaluation, consisting of exams performed in a simulated classroom environment, yields a comprehensive collection of data that tutors use to design a custom learning program and a personalized, in-class obstacle course.