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.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #1 - AQUAPONICS
Suitable for grades 5 - 12
An ecosystem in action
A hands-on application of ALL science subjects
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 :
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LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #2 - MICRO GREENS
Suitable for K-12.
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.
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