FREE Curriculum based program
Journey 2050 is a FREE agriculture education program that challenges participants to answer the question, “How will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050?”
Using an inquiry-based approach, this gamified, virtual program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment, and the economy at a local and global scale. Students will hear from farmers across the globe, learning about their experiences to understand how agriculture differs across the globe.
Feeding 10 billion people by 2050
|Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. The students hear from farmers across the globe.|
Students can also independently download an app version of the game, Farmers 2050, to play from anywhere in the world. Journey 2050 was developed by teachers, industry experts and professional game developers.
Field Trip Program
Currently available in the surrounding area of Calgary, Alberta Canada. A one-day FREE field trip to the Nutrien Western Event Centre located at Calgary Stampede Park can accommodate up to two classrooms or 70 students per day.
The full day educational experience for grades 7- 9 at the Nutrien Western Event Centre on Stampede Park. Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual simulation exploring world food sustainability, engaging and empowering students to think deeper and understand their impact on the world around them.
J2050 for Educators
Choose from one of J2050’s FREE experiences comprised of curriculum-based games, videos and activities. Register and sign in to learn more!
It takes 7 hours to complete the program. Curriculum links occur between grades 7-12; however, due to the high context of the program older grades and even post-secondary educators are welcome to participate.
Using a virtual farming app, interactive activities and hands-on lessons the students will explore important concepts, such as but not limited to:
- The simple planting of a seed starts a ripple effect that helps farm families, communities, countries and the world.
- Agriculture is the foundation for life. Sustainable Agriculture balances economic, social and environmental factors for long term success.
- To feed the world in 2050, we will need to grow over 60% more food on the same amount of land
Alberta Canola is proud to partner with Nutrien and Calgary Stampede to bring Journey 2050 and Farmers 2050 to educators and students.
Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP)
FREE Hands-on agriculture presentation
Classroom Agriculture Program explains the value and importance of agriculture in Alberta. It highlights the vast opportunities in agriculture and the people, producers and industries that drive this trade. The program is presented to grade 4 students across Alberta at no charge. Volunteers deliver the program through storytelling, engaging props and fun activities.
Understanding agriculture and where food comes from
By taking a strong, positive message about Alberta agriculture to the classroom, CAP volunteers have been having a positive impact on Alberta children for over 35 years. The program’s objectives continue to create a positive perception receptive to:
- the immediate value of agriculture to the economy
- the immediate value of agriculture in providing employment in both primary and secondary sectors
- the immediate value of agriculture to the Canadian lifestyle. For example, pharmaceuticals made available through by-products in the cattle sector
- the immediate appreciation of Alberta food production and processing
- the need to protect and preserve the land base which supports the production of food for Canadians
- the importance of soil conservation
- the career opportunities throughout the entire spectrum of agriculture ,including support industries