Learn with us

School, kindergarten and recruitment

Students visiting and receive teaching in Akvakultur i Vesterålen.

Learn with us

School, kindergarten and recruitment

We convey knowledge about aquaculture through experiences and by allowing visitors to meet the history, technology, fish, and some of the people who work in the industry.

It is free for schools and kindergartens to visit us.

People lie in the water with wetsuits to learn.

We build knowledge

We invite children and young people from schools and kindergartens from the whole Vesterålen region.

People are taught in practice outside the fish farm.

Inclusion

We strive for everyone who wants, to be able to participate in our activities and we make individual adaptations.

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Play and learning for

Kindergarten

We invite the school starters to an exciting day in Blokken, where the children get to visit a fish farm and learn a lot about life in the sea by taking part in an educational program adapted to kindergarten.

  • RIB boat trip out to the fish farm to see and experience the local aquaculture industry.
  • Storytelling and play in the exhibition.
  • Activity on the quay with a touch aquarium, conversation and reflection about different species in the sea.
  • Grilled salmon lunch.
  • The program is intended for school starters.
  • Participation is free, and we also cover the bus trip.
  • The program lasts one day. We start at 10:00 and end approx. at 13:00.
  • At the visiting center, we make use of the exhibition, boat trip to the aquaculture facility and activities on the shore and on the quay. Trips to the aquaculture facility is done by RIB boat with room for 12 passengers.
  • We focus on safety and have our own procedure for boat trips with children. The children are given all the necessary safety equipment.
  • Children must wear warm clothes. Wool is a good choice. Hat and gloves are important.
  • We focus on communicating the importance of sustainable development to take care of nature.
  • We aim for the children to have good experiences in nature that allow them to explore, be curious and feel mastery.
  • We want to give the children insight into the origin of food, the production of food and the journey to a meal.
  • Give the children insight into the aquaculture industry as an important local industry.
A couple of children from the kindergarten are out for a ride with Hedda on the sea.
Children examine starfish and other sea creatures.

Smart seafood for

School 6th grade

In collaboration with Ungt Entreprenørskap Nordland we invite 6th grade classes to an exciting day in Blokken with practical, varied activities that are anchored in the curriculum.

SMART Seafood is based on the students being given an exciting task which they have to solve. Through an inspiring start-up day with us in Blokken and subsequent activities at school, the students will work towards a good idea that solves a real challenge related to seafood. The students will go through the entire process from idea to prototype.

On a visit to Akvakultur i Vesterålen, the students can take part in a RIB boat trip where they can visit a fish farm and learn about aquaculture. They get insight into the entire production process in salmon farming, from broodstock to fillet, through a specially designed virtual reality tour. They also get to know the biology of fish through dissecting fish. At lunch, the students have the opportunity to taste smoked salmon from our own production. All this will provide the basis for the work with SMART seafood when the students return to school.

  • Meeting point at Blokken at 10 am. – Departure approx. at 1 pm.
  • Participation is free. The school books the bus, but we will cover the travel cost.
  • The students bring their own lunch, but get to taste smoked salmon.
  • The students bring warm clothes. Wool is recommended. Hat and gloves are important.
  • The students are given all the necessary safety equipment.
  • We want to let the students have a practical day with great experiences where they get to use their senses actively, wonder and ask questions. Through this day, students will get a good basis for being able to reflect on protecting natural resources and contributing to sustainable development.
  • The starting point for the day is the parts of the curriculum's description as "Creative joy, engagement and desire to explore" and "Respect for nature and environmental awareness".
  • The activities on this day will touch the core elements in the curriculum for civics class (wonder, exploration, society critical thinking and contexts) and natural science (natural science practices and ways of thinking, technology, the Earth and life on Earth).

Career guidance and safe in the water for

School 9th grade

In collaboration with Redningsselskapet(the Rescue Company), we invite the 9th graders to an exciting day in Blokken with a focus on career opportunities within the aquaculture industry and drowning prevention work with training in realistic surroundings.

The students will be trained in self-rescue and lifesaving. They receive training in the use of lifelines and lifebuoys. They will be guided into the sea with wetsuits to feel the shock of the cold water and to be trained in saving energy by floating in the water. We have full focus on safety and students are given wet suits and life jackets. All instructors are certified by the Rescue Company. The teaching here covers the competence target for physical exercise to rescue life in water out in the nature.

The students will also receive an exciting teaching program related to aquaculture especially focusing on the career opportunities available in the aquaculture industry. They will have a RIB boat tour to visit the fish farm and get an insight into the entire production process in salmon farming, from broodstock to fillet, through a specially made virtual reality tour. There will also be an opportunity to taste locally produced smoked salmon at lunch.

  • Meeting point at Blokken at 9 am. – Departure approx. at 3 pm.
  • Participation is free. The school books the bus, but we will cover the travel cost.
  • The students bring their own lunch, but get to taste smoked salmon.
  • The students bring clothes according to the weather. Changing is necessary as they get wet. Wool is recommended. Hat and gloves are important.
  • The students are given all the necessary safety equipment.

The overall part of the curriculum describes that students should experience nature and see it as a useful source, joy, health and learning. The day in Blokken is a day where students get close to the sea and at the same time get insight into how we make use of the resources that the sea gives us with focus on sustainability.

The teaching in Blokken touches the core elements of a number of classes such as education choices, natural sciences, civics studies and physical exercises. The interdisciplinary topics will also be affected by the activities in Blokken.

Relevant competence objectives:

  • Education choice:
    Explore educational opportunities in varied ways, and explain different educational paths and the professions they can lead to.
  • Physical exercises:
    Understand and complete lifesaving in, on and by water out in nature.
A student from high school controls the crane.

Customized teaching programs for

High School

We also have various teaching programs customized to High School, with the goal of showcasing all different career paths in the aquaculture industry. For example, specially customized programs within biology, IT, sales and marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship, electrical engineering and automation, etc.

It is free of charge for students to visit us.

Students from Nord Universitet in RIB to Nordlaks farm.

Customized visit arrangements for

University and College

We put together customized visiting arrangements for students from universities and colleges from all over the country.

It is free of charge for students to visit us.

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Opening hours

Mon-Friday: 10-16

Call us

Tel. +47 958 81 822