BRINGING CURRICULUMS TO LIFE. 


 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS

Sea to Sky Botanics has created urban agriculture programs to suit K-12 and pre-kindergarten that meet curricular outcomes in multiple subject areas. Each program includes a food production system that provides students with a hands on application of the science subjects – biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. In addition, students learn about the importance of sustainable food production and about how to grow their own food.

We also provide workshops, presentations and consultations to guide teachers and students towards their urban agriculture initiatives. Whether you are interested in aquaponics, micro greens, living walls or self watering gardens – we can get you started.

If you are in need of financial support a list of funding sources for Alberta based schools can be found on the Sustainable Food Edmonton and Inside Education websites:

http://www.sustainablefoodedmonton.org/bringinguahtoyourschool/

http://www.insideeducation.ca/nutrients-for-life/

 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #1 - MICRO GREENS

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Suitable for K-12.
Low Cost.
Easy to Grow.
Fast Growing; from seed to harvest in 7 days.

Micro greens are the in between stage of a germinated seed and a more mature plant. They are extremely nutrient dense, flavourful and easy to grow. Our micro green program is the easiest and fastest way to get students thinking about how plants grow – and about growing their own food! This program is also steeped in hands-on science; students will observe the first stages of plant growth (seed germination and chlorophyll production) in just a few days.

 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #2 - AQUAPONICS

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Suitable for grades 5 - 12
An ecosystem in action
A hands-on application of ALL science subjects
Critical thinking

Our aquaponics for schools program is more advanced and is geared towards developing observational and critical thinking skills. An aquaponics system provides an opportunity to learn about :
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Physics
- Mathematics.