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New Online Workshops for May and June!


Our first workshop was a great success; already many of you are clamoring for more… In response to your requests, we are offering additional sessions of our first course, “Introduction to Algae Farming”, plus a new course: “Getting Started With Spirulina” – see descriptions below. These courses compliment each other well, so see you there!

The E-lecta online classroom interface

Our Online Classroom:

We are very pleased to offer these teachings through an advanced web platform, pictured here. The online classroom includes live audio and video, slides and movies, the ability to text private or public questions, and the ability to ask questions through your webcam/microphone. A recording of the teaching session will be made available to each student completing each course.

Online workshops:

Introduction to Algae Farming
An overview of algae farming technique, and all of the considerations that go into algae farming – including growing, harvesting, and processing – as well as common solutions. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for further exploration of algae farming. A 2-hour course, followed by a half-hour question and answer session with Dr. Baum.

Getting Started With Spirulina
Spirulina is the best way to start algae farming, and this course is the best way to be sure you’ll be successful! Dr. Baum, founder of AlgaeLab and creator of our Grow Your Own Spirulina kits, takes you through all the steps: obtaining and caring for starter culture, growing it out, harvesting, maintenance, and best technique for keeping your culture pure and healthy. A 2-hour course, followed by a half-hour question and answer session.

Dates:
Introduction to Algae Farming:
Saturday, May 25th, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
Saturday, June 22nd, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)

Getting Started With Spirulina:

Sunday, May 26th, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
Saturday, June 22nd, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)

Note: There will be more online courses and workshops! Please suggest subjects, times, and dates…

The Instructor: Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum

While working on the NASA OMEGA algae biofuel-bioremediation project, algae scientist Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum founded the Shipyard algae teaching lab in Berkeley, CA, and developed mobile, educational algae installations with the Chlorophyll Collective. He founded AlgaeLab.org, providing kits, culture, and workshops to the public since 2008, and has co-founded two new algae companies — GreenSpring, an innovative algae farm in the San Francisco Bay Area, and SpiraLife, a developer of consumer-oriented, turnkey algae superfood photobioreactors. Aaron is author of the recently-published book, “Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood: A Simple How-To Guide.”

Course Fees:

  • $59 for one course, plus access to recording of the class.
  • $99 for both courses, plus access to recordings of both classes.
  • Special package deal: $129 for either online course and access to class recording plus 1L bottle of Spirulina Starter Culture, and “Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood” book, shipping included – a discount of over $30! (U.S. only)
  • Super-special package deal: $169 for both online courses and access to both class recordings, plus 1L bottle of Spirulina Starter Culture, and “Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood” book, shipping included – a discount of over $50! (U.S. only)
  • Course Options

    (If the button does not work for you, just go to PayPal.com directly and send your payment to payment@algaelab.org. Be sure to specify in the notes part of your payment which classes you are signing up for, and you will receive an email explaining how to enroll in our online university…
    See you there!

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AlgaeLab Online Workshops (finally) Announced!


Do you live too far away to come to our popular in-person workshops, or would you like the convenience of learning at home?

Here is your chance: learn from and talk to NASA algae scientist and AlgaeLab founder Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum about all of your algae farming questions — online workshops through AlgaeLab.org…

Our first is the “Introduction to Algae Farming” module, a 2-hour course covering all the fundamentals of algae growing, harvesting, and processing, with a focus on Spirulina as an example, followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.

Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum, AlgaeLab instructor

The E-lecta online classroom interface

We are very pleased to offer these teachings through an advanced web platform. The online classroom includes live audio and video, slides and movies, the ability to text private or public questions, and the ability to ask questions through your webcam/microphone. A recording of the teaching session will be made available to each student completing each course.

The first module will be offered on:
Saturday, April 20th
from 1:00-3:30pm Pacific Time (UTC-8).

Please email us (contact at algaelab.org) to let us know any other times that work for you, as we will soon be scheduling more offerings… also, please suggest topics you might be interested in!

Course fees:
$59 for “Introduction to Algae Farming” online course, including diploma.
$129 for “Introduction to Algae Farming” online course including: diploma, 1 L bottle of Spirulina Starter Culture, and “Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood” book, shipping included – a discount of over $30! (U.S. only)

Send your payment to payment@algaelab.org via PayPal.com, specify the course module you wish to take, and we will contact you with details and set up a test session so we can be sure the online classroom will work for you.

From the heart of the chloroplast,
The AlgaeLab Team

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