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We're Launching our New BC Tomorrow Simulator!

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Download November 20th 2020 Lesson Plan Here

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UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH IN BRITISH COLUMBIA HAS CREATED A VIBRANT ECONOMY, BUT IT HAS ALSO PLACED A TREMENDOUS STRAIN ON THE FOREST, GRASSLAND AND WATERSHEDS WHICH HELP TO SUSTAIN THAT GROWTH.

The BC Tomorrow simulator is an educational tool that helps you to understand the process of sustainable planning to balance land-uses such as agriculture, oil and gas and forestry with ecological integrity. By looking at past and present landscape imagery, you will be able to see changes that have taken place in the past. You can also collect, geotag and save water sampling data, images, video and other observations.

Now set some goals and design a future for British Columbia that you want to see!

The simulator in action:

  • See the current landscape in 30+ areas in British Columbia
  • Draw your own plan for British Columbia and see the potential outcomes!

Add Excitement To Your Classroom With Free Lesson Plans and Online Tools

BC Tomorrow is a FREE educational tool that has been developed for use with k-12 and university and college curricula.

Subjects come alive; students are engaged while learning and sharing as they address sustainability in local communities, regions and watersheds. With BC Tomorrow’s free, online technology and teacher friendly resources, students take ownership of their world while exploring the past, considering the future and seeing how today’s choices could impact the future.
 
We put powerful learning tools into students’ hands giving them the opportunity to learn, share, and address real issues using real data. 

Key Features


Using BC Tomorrow, you and your students can:

  • Supplement your course(s) with BC specific resources
  • Provide opportunities for Inquiry/project based learning
  • Act as an anchor from which multiple topics can be investigated from multiple perspectives 
  • Provide students with opportunities to incorporate Core and Curricular competencies as the apply their learning to their OWN regions, communities and watersheds
  • Share learning with the community

Course & Curriculum Objectives


BC Tomorrow can be used in:

  • Grade 2 
     
  • Grade 5
     
  • Grade 6/7
     
  • Grade 9 
     
  • Grade 10
     
  • Outdoor Education
     
  • Earth and Environmental Science
     
  • Career Education and Capstone
     
  • Social Studies and Civics
     
  • Indigenous Studies
     
  • Geography
     
  • Post Secondary

There are curriculum links to many other grades and subjects. New lesson plans and materials are continually under development.

EXTRA TOOLS FOR TEACHERS


In addition, registering for BC Tomorrow as a teacher gives you access to:

  • Teacher resources including lesson plans and videos
  • Control panel interface to manage your students and class observations
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"BC Tomorrow showed me how everything is connected and works together to form a fully working environment." - Student

"Right off the bat, they are engaged. The key to learning is being engaged"- Ceren Caner, Outdoor Learning Teacher

ABOUT BC TOMORROW

BC Tomorrow is a watershed based, interactive three-part educational program based on Alberta Tomorrow. Alberta Tomorrow was originally created in 2005 by Matthew Carlson and Dr. Brad Stelfox of the ALCES group. Since then, Alberta Tomorrow has been used extensively by teachers and students in that province. 

Alberta and BC Tomorrow are critically reviewed and bias neutral. The continued development has been overseen by a steering committee comprised of representatives from industry, non-profits and government. The application is:

  • peer reviewed by qualified scientists,
  • endorsed by environmentally focused non-profit organizations, industry and government, and
  • teacher tested! 

Dave Ramsay is an experienced BC Science educator. While developing Watershed sustainability curriculum, in 2013 he and cofounder Barry Wilson met and began developing BC Tomorrow.  In collaboration with Alberta Tomorrow and supported by BC Tomorrow’s Board of Directors, educators, business, government, other non-profit organizations, and the community, Dave and Barry have been working to make BC Tomorrow available to educators, educational organizations and the general public throughout the province of BC.

The BC Tomorrow program is a registered charity in Canada. BC Tomorrow's board of directors is served by representatives from education, non-profit, government and industry. 

Help keep BC Tomorrow Free

The BC Tomorrow Society is a 100% non-profit organization, a Registered Non-Profit Society in BC with Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Status, dedicated to promoting sustainable land-use planning in BC

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BC Tomorrow Executive Director: Dave Ramsay

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