BC Tomorrow: Investigating Sustainability with Cutting-edge Technology

Subjects come alive; students are engaged while learning and sharing as they address sustainability in local watersheds. BC Tomorrow’s free, online technology and teacher-friendly resources, gives students the opportunity to take ownership of their world. The innovative simulator functions like a time machine; students explore the past, consider the future and examine how choices today could impact their community when they are older. Our approach puts the tools into students’ hands and gives them the opportunity to learn, share, solve problems and come up with solutions for sustainability on their own. When they set goals (their mission) and run scenarios (develop hypotheses and collect data) students do science. With BC Tomorrow, students apply scientific understandings to address real, relevant issues.

Target Audience

Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Post Secondary and Community Educators

Sessions

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Presenter

  • SD83/BC Tomorrow
    Dave Ramsay

    Dave Ramsay is an experienced science educator in the province of BC. In 2014, while implementing watershed sustainability curriculum, and alongside cofounder Barry Wilson, Dave began developing BC Tomorrow. Based on Alberta Tomorrow’s successful template, BC Tomorrow, and it’s cutting-edge GIS technology, is an innovative, engaging set of learning tools designed to provide students at multiple grade levels opportunities to investigate sustainability in their communities and watersheds. Dave’s teaching philosophy is to provide students with opportunities to engage in meaningful, real-life, hands-on learning.

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  • BC Tomorrow
    Karen Wilson