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Sustainable living

Come learn about sustainable living and how to implement it in your own life! Syllabus is subject to change based on students’ needs.


Week 1: Intro to Outdoor Gardening
Overview from planting to harvest
Basic science behind growing plants
Growing mediums
-Plant Seeds in egg carton
-Plant clones outside
Week 2: Intro to indoor gardening
Overview from planting to harvest
Basic science behind growing plants
Growing mediums
Seeds/clones
-Build small Automated watering system.
Week 3: Aquaponics
Intro to aquaponics
Fish farming
-Build an Aquaponic fish garden
Week 4: Water Collection methods
The problem with ground water
Rain water collection
Stream/river
Seasonal snow melt
-Construct rain capture device
-Construct Emergency solar still
Week 5: Caring for plants
Interesting facts “The secret lives of trees”
Transplant germinated seeds
Check-up on all of our plants
Week 6: Water filtration
How it works
Different types of water and filtration methods
Check solar still and rain collection for water
-Build natural water filter/filter dirty water
Week 7: Waste management
How it works in the city
Intro to composting
composting food
Composting human waste
soil solutions
-Make our own food compost bins

Week 8: caring for plants
Interesting facts “The secret lives of trees”
Transplant to larger buckets
Check-up on all of our plants
Learn about your favorite plant assignment.

Week 9: Renewable energy.
Intro to renewable energy sources/electricity/tools (multimeter etc.)
How different cities get their electricity.
Safety

Week 10: Solar energy
How solar electricity works.
How to plan for your energy needs.
Installation plan

  • Construct small solar power system
    Week 11: Wind energy
    How it works
    Planning
    -Construct small functioning wind turbine.
    Week 12: Hydroelectricity
    How it works.
    Planning
  • Turn wind turbine into Hydroelectric generator
    Week 13: Plan your own modern sustainable homestead
    Review what we learned
    Creative drawing and planning time.
    Share plan with class.
    Week 14: How do you make it a reality?
    Learn to plan for every detail of your homestead.
    What will work what won’t?
    Finding and pricing materials.
    Presentation of homesteads.
    Week 15:
    -recycling class/project assignment
    Make a piece of trash useful.
    Week 16: Presentation/ Harvest.
    Present recycling project

Ages: 12+yo.

Teacher: Atticus McKittrick & Chloe Levaillant

Cost: See pricing chart

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