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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Vancouver Aquarium Reminder NOTE THE MEETING TIMES!!!


We will go to the Vancouver Aquarium to do the wet lab and explore the galleries. Please fill out the paper consent form.  Cost of this trip is $17  Students will meet at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre at the following times .  NOTE THAT bus #19 Stanley Park on Kingsway takes you to the Vancouver Aquarium.






Please meet at the entrance of the Aquarium FOR ATTENDANCE. BE ON TIME!!!!

11:15 AM     SECTION 2-4 - LEAVE AFTER FIRST BLOCK
12:45 PM      SECTION 1-1 - LEAVE DURING SECOND BLOCK
1PM              SECTION 1-3 - LEAVE AT LUNCH BELL

AFTER THE PROGRAM, you may eat lunch and hang out at the aquarium until 230 at which point you will be dismissed.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Biology 11s, opportunities for conferences

Dear Biology 11s,

There is opportunity for attending a couple of conferences related to biology.  These events are not school events but they are enrichment opportunities. Thus, if you choose to attend and write about it, you may ask me to include your report in our term for credit

This is the Most Exceptional Escapade in Science Conference where you will meet world renown biologists and spend the day at UBC
http://www.bioteach.ubc.ca/portfolio/escapades-conferences/

This is the VSB sustainability conference, a conference run entirely by students.  Some of our Gladstone students are involved as facilitator artists
https://vsb-sustainabilityconference.com


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sustainable Design - Create your Ecosystem - Due Next week

THIS PROJECT IS DUE NEXT WEEK!
2-4 - Thursday, April 20th
1-1- and 1-3 - Friday, April 21

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN - Ecosystem in a shoe box
WHAT WILL YOUR ORNANISM DO?

Your group is to create a model of a sustainable ecosystem for your favourite animal inside a shoebox. There is no limit or guidelines regarding the materials you can use.

Are you providing everything that your organism needs to survive? 
- Shelter
- Food
- Reproduction

What you need:
1. A shoe box - your model should be self explanatory since it WILL be displayed in the library for everyone to see
2. Your ecosystem should be in a Vancouver neighbourhood - tell us why you decided to focus on that neighbourhood
3. Your model should take into account and demonstrate elements of (THINK ABOUT THESE WHILE YOU ARE BUILDING YOUR MODEL) - You can also use the outside of the box to explain the items below

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
ECONOMIC SUSTAINBILITY
What will happen to the surrounding community 20 years after the creation of this habitat?
Zero in – zero out
NOT THE MAIN FACTOR
What kind of people will you attract?
Are there any resources depleted?
What will happen to the waste? If any is created?
Are there any direct/indirect economic benefits of having this habitat in this neighborhood?
Who (in the community) will benefit from creating this habitat?
Will this new habitat benefit or hinder any other ecosystems?
Is its maintenance economically sustainable?


Grading Criteria: 
- Does the model meet the social, environmental, and economic criteria?
- Does the model clearly show how the ecosystem will sustain the desired organism?
- Does the model clearly show the reason of its location?
- Does the model show resourcefulness in the use of materials?
- Is the model attractive to the eye?
- Does the model show the group's understanding of the social, environmental, and economic impact of creating a new ecosystem?