Modules

  • 4 Lessons

    Exploring the Issue at Greater Depth

    The purpose of this module is for students to explore in greater depth the design problem that interests them. Continue to encourage students to avoid thinking of solutions - that will happen in the next module. For now, they are looking at various aspects and angles of the problem itself to form a better understanding of the problem and to develop empathy for people who are affected by it. Students participate in various activities and conduct research to better understand the problem, to gain insights and build empathy with stakeholders, and to investigate existing design solutions.
  • 3 Lessons

    Food for the Future

    This module, allows students to explore where their food comes from. Students learn the history of agriculture, how humans have fed themselves over the last few thousand years and discover that agriculture has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. Students then learn how something very small - a seed - is very important and why they need to store seeds. Finally - the module ends off with learners exploring the concept of food security and look at some of the causes of food insecurity.

  • 3 Lessons

    Getting Around

    In this module, students cover traditional fossil-fuel-powered vehicles and then start reviewing the most common alternative vehicles. Students then explore how transportation systems have evolved as human populations have transitioned from most people living in rural areas to more people living in urban areas. 

  • 1 Lesson

    Green Spaces

    This one-lesson module deals with an ever-evolving and exciting topic - Sustainable Urban Planning & Green Cities. This will be a prevailing topic in years to come as cities grapple with the large challenges associated with human impact. More so than ever, we are required to develop innovative solutions for large scale urban challenges.

  • 3 Lessons

    Imagining Zero Waste

    This is one of the more exciting modules that practically engage the learners throughout. Starting with a zero-waste campaign, the learners gain a sense of awareness and passion for educating the community around key aspects of waste challenges. Learners then conduct a personal waste audit, enlightening them to their own waste consumption and management. 

  • 3 Lessons

    My Carbon Footprint

    In this module, students examine their energy habits and choices in terms of a "carbon footprint". Students start to understand how their individual actions impact the global environment. Students then start learning about alternative energy resources that are appropriate for their community.

  • 3 Lessons

    My Foodprint

    This module, students learn how biotechnology has led to advancements in agricultural science and explore the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms (GMO's). Students keep exploring where their food is produced and how their food choices impact the environment. The modules concludes with a focus on how to transition into a healthier, sustainable food diet.

     

  • 4 Lessons

    School Food Audit

    In this module, students explore and analyze ways to improve school food systems. Students are put to the test when gathering and compiling data and have to present findings to the class and get their audit evaluated by peers and teachers. Students then practice their communication skills by presenting their data in interesting, relevant, and visually appealing ways.

  • 4 Lessons

    School Waste Audit

    As part of the Eco-audit packages, this module actively involves the learners in school life by challenging them with a school waste audit, a relevant and applicable project that engages your learners in many subjects and topics. 
    This module will bring relevancy and application to your school environment whilst making the learners an active component of the process. 
    By the end of this module, your learner swill be able to give well-thought out and researched recommendations to school management regarding the manner in which waste is management on campus. 

  • 3 Lessons

    The Air We Breathe

    The air we breathe has a direct impact on our personal health. This module explores the concepts of air quality and its impact on our health. Through a personal air eco-audit, participants are enlightened as to what air they breathe in on a regular basis and the associated impacts of such.

  • 3 Lessons

    Waste & Energy

    This module combines two related topics - Waste and Energy, to explore the relationship that they have with each other and subsequently, the impact that they pose to our environment and society. Learners in this module will engage with both challenges and solutions related to waste, whilst narrowing in on some of the more hazardous types of waste. 

  • 3 Lessons

    What’s Up

    Air is the most abundant available resource to us. But how much do we really understand about the finite balance and impact that it holds on the health of the ecosystem and ourselves? 
    This module explores Air Quality and the types of gases that make up the air that we breathe.