Biology 20 Green Architecture and Urban Agriculture

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 Lynn Moore's grade 11 classroom at Cochrane High School, Rocky View School Division 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. 

Biology 20 Green Architecture and Urban Agriculture

Lynn Moore, Cochrane High School, Grade 11 Biology 20 - Rocky View Schools

This project fits with Unit 1 and Unit 2 of Biology 20. Students used design thinking and connected with experts to design a green architecture project that would be self-sustaining in terms of matter cycles and energy flow through soil and food webs. Students used the concept of permaculture, plant guilds, Alberta natural plants and explored the social and ecosystem services provided by their green architecture innovation.

Project Overview - what our learning looked like - Download the PDF.

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton