I’m the current chair of Salmon Arm’s Environmental Advisory Committee. This past Thursday we had a presentation from BC Tomorrow educator Dave Ramsay on the initiative to provide online simulation for students to analyze complex land use issues both historically and projecting into the future. It’s exciting both for the technological applications as well as the educational goals given the new BC Curriculum emphasizing the integration of large ideas. This is a powerful project coming from right here in the Shuswap. Check it out.
The goal is to adapt software offered by AlbertaTomorrow, populate it with BC data and applications and share it with all schools in BC. Implementation will offer powerful educational outcomes. Check out this short video from the Alberta context as students and educators explain the power of analyzing complex issues with simulation.