Archive for September, 2013

October In-Person Workshop in Berkeley, CA!

Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum, AlgaeLab instructor


On October 27th, come meet the AlgaeLab crew and be taught in person by NASA algae scientist and AlgaeLab founder Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum! This will be a half-day affair (1-5pm), covering all the material in both online workshops – “Introduction to Algae Farming”, and “Getting Started With Spirulina”, with a live, hands-on demonstration and an opportunity to taste live, fresh Spirulina – plus tips on how to expand your culture outdoors, and anything else you might wish to cover, Dr. Baum is at your disposal for an afternoon!

All participants will receive: one copy of Dr. Baum’s book, Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood, copies of all the instructional slides, and a one liter bottle of live spirulina culture to start your own tank or pond…
Sign up now, space is limited!

Course Fees:

$379 for workshop plus Full Spirulina Home-Grow Kit, including 1 liter of live culture, heater, air pump, air diffuser, air tubing, thermometer, two tubs of starter and one tub of make-up nutrient powder mix, iron solution, special pH strips, harvesting tube, harvesting cloth, clips, plug timer, and measuring spoons. This is a $50 savings from the online kit price. This is enough gear to be able to harvest from a 10-gallon tank every other day for approximately one year. Buy by clicking here.

$119 for workshop plus one copy of Dr. Baum’s book, “Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood”, copies of all the instructional slides, and a one liter bottle of live spirulina culture (value $70+) to start your own tank or pond… Buy by clicking here.

October 27th, 1-5pm
Workshop location:

Ace Monster Toys
6050 Lowell Street
Oakland, CA
http://acemonstertoys.org/visit

If the above payment links don’t work for you, either send payment via PayPal (go to paypal.com, click “send money”, and enter payment@algaelab.org as the recipient), or mail a check to:
ALGAELAB.ORG
772 Santa Maria Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803

Write us at contact@algaelab.org with any questions.

See you there!
– Dr. Baum

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October Live Online Workshops!


Our live online workshops (and the recordings of them) have been quite popular… 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, October 26th, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)

Getting Started With Spirulina:

Saturday, October 26th, 2 p.m. – 4:30 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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