Energy & Environmental Innovation

  • Part of the Natural Resources (NAT) cluster

Overview

Students will learn how to become innovative change-makers in their communities. They will be exposed to a range of issues, skills and technologies in fields related to:

 

  • Climate change
  • Local food and urban agriculture production
  • Community development and urban planning
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Wildlife and biodiversity habitat conservation
  • Stewardship of protected lands
  • Transitions to alternative and renewable energies
  • Water and waste management


Program Delivery

The course is designed to be experiential for students. They will design projects related to their own interests that help to solve sustainable development issues in their community, province, country or globe. Students will have opportunities to learn about these subjects through real-life experiences with adventures in the Rockies with trips to Banff, Jasper, Kluane (Yukon) and the west coast. 

Current Student Projects: 

  • Aquaponic system
  • Living walls
  • Community garden expansion
  • Thrift store
  • Microgreens
  • Medicine garden
  • Upcycling projects (bee hotels, planter boxes, tables)
  • Merchandise
  • Solar on schools
  • Chickens in courtyard project
  • Shipping container indoor community garden 

Behaviour

Students are expected to behave in a professional manner, cleaning up after projects and handing assignments in on time.

Supplies

Students will need to purchase their own field notebooks ($10-$25 cost, depending on style).

Humanities Combination

Social + English 20-1/20-2, 30-1/30-2 in combination with Energy and Environmental Innovation is a hands-on learning environment option for Social Studies and English. Students will be able to earn multiple credit (5 credits for Social Studies + 5 credits for English + extra credits for Environmental Studies based projects) and work on real projects with real experts to make the project come alive.


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