Student-driven “Passion Projects” have led the development of the Sustainability Exploratory content over the past two years, which matches student interests with curricular content from science, social studies, math, and language arts, as well as the core competencies.
Even before covid, students were engaged through google classrooms created to allow them to use their strengths to address their concerns:
Sustainability Google Classrooms
Felting our Future: draw, colour and make wool pictures of the school and world we want… to advocate for change, reduce stress and increase personal sustainability
Bike Club: Shoreline students are passionate about biking and many scooter to school. This group proposed a pump track for our school grounds and bike repair training.
Zombie Apocalypse: Escape infection and meet your needs for food, water, shelter, healthcare, clothing and tools with agility and knowledge of native plants on our school grounds
Counter-Invasion: learn how to safely use tools and distinguish between native and invasive plants to improve the health of our school’s ecosystem
Shoreline Gardens: learn and teach classmates the 5 W’s of plants that can ensure fresh food security in our community through planting, caring for and creating google slides about covid and climate change-proof gardening.
Wastebusters: Make your own Meme to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean
Gaming for Sustainability: play and learn to code your own educational games
Upcycle Art: divert waste from the landfill and into your craft bin with these Do-It-Yourself projects (DIY)! Students have made locker magnets out of bottle tops and bracelets out of pop can tabs.
Clean up the fuel spills your boat makes while you try to clean up and recycle plastic pollution in the water.