ALBERTA TOMORROW FOUNDATIONCategory: Environment, Partners
Unprecedented growth in alberta has created a vibrant economy, but it has also placed a tremendous strain on the forest, grassland and rivers which help to sustain that growth.
The Alberta Tomorrow simulator is a free educational tool provided by the Alberta Tomorrow Foundation that helps students 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, users are able to see changes that have taken place in the past. They can also collect, geotag and save water sampling data, images, video and other observations.
Using Alberta Tomorrow, students can:
- • View videos and discover the potential benefits and impacts of different land-uses and land-use practices in Alberta
• Improve their understanding of Alberta’ ecosystems and environmental resources
• See what’s happened in their area in the last century, and see what it might look like 30 years from now
• Develop their own plan for Alberta’s future
• Track and share water quality and land-use observations with other classes throughout Alberta
• Create and submit reports with project findings
Learn more and use the simulator at www.albertatomorrow.ca.