Green B10cks for Grade 10
In-class Workshop for Lower Mainland, Abbotsford/Mission, Victoria area and Okanagan Schools
Offered free of charge to eligible BC secondary schools.
To register for the program, please complete the Green Bricks Teacher Registration Form.
Teachers can register, free of charge, for this science-based interactive 75-minute classroom workshop called Green B10cks that is tailored for each municipality it is offered. This workshop will lead students in investigations around sustainable building design (transportation, energy, water, etc.). Students will discuss policy change and civic action and learn ways in which they can help make our built environment green.
Via interactive activities the students learn about our built environment; and how new innovations and technology combined with concepts from our past, through First Peoples knowledge is helping to change and shape our future environment. Activities in the workshop will depend on which municipality you are in but they could include Watch Your Waste (waste reduction activities); Energize (energy trivia game); and Green Indy (solar car race).
The Green Bricks presenters aare Diana Klein, P.Eng., CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, a sustainable building design consultant; Fiona Zawadzki, B.A. (Hons), B.Ed., educational consultant specializing in sustainability education; and Kathryn Wynn Dulvy, an international scientific expedition leader and youth sustainability education specialist. They will engage students in exploring many aspects of sustainable building design and introduce new and emerging career opportunities in sustainability and the built environment.
Green Bricks Learning Resource
Following the workshop, teachers will be given the Green Bricks Learning Resource (with accompanying student handouts), which includes five themes containing cross-curricular activities on all issues relating to sustainable design. Each theme (Land Use, Water, Energy, Materials, and Sustainable Communities) includes background information to provide teachers with the necessary details to facilitate each lesson.
Each theme includes a collection of fun, hands-on activities that are age-relevant and applicable to the students' present and future needs. For example, a key component of green building design is sustainable transportation. The Land Use theme includes activities like “Musical Cars” to demonstrate what solutions can be found to reduce single person car use when fewer parking spaces are available. Each theme also includes extensions for project-based assignments and lists all applicable Prescribed Learning Outcomes in each grade and subject area that will be addressed by these activities.
BC Curriculum Connection:
Green B10cks is correlated to BC Ministry of Education's curriculum standards in the current Grade 10 Science, Career Education 10; Science 9; English Language Arts; Social Studies; Civic Studies; and several others.