We wanted to ensure that the key concepts and student learning outcomes in the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future can be used in Alberta classrooms, and add value to classroom teaching and learning. The answer is YES. This powerful learning story from Nancy Pollard's grade 8 class at Manachaban School is one of 13 that showcases the use of the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future.
A BIG thank you to the school divisions and teachers that willingly shared their classroom learning stories via video and included a detailed Project Overview.
Rocky View Schools - Glenbow School, Sarah Thompson School, Banded Peak School, Mitford School, Cochrane High School, Langdon School, and Manachaban School
Westmount Charter School
Foothills School Division - Westmount School
Canadian Rockies Public Schools - Alpenglow School
Thank you to Deb Rougeau-Bell who supported and worked with the teachers on this initiative.
Citizen Science to Understand Local Biodiversity
Nancy Pollard, Manachaban School, Grade 8
This class used Project WILD (Wisdom Inquiry Learning Doing) for many experiential outdoor environmental education activities. The project overview and videos showcase two of these activities - students engaging in citizen science by collecting biodiversity data for the Cochrane Ecological Institute and the Swift Fox enclosure; and then learning about invasive species and participating in a Weed Pull at Cochrane Ranch.
Project Overview - what our learning looked like - Download the PDF.