Canadian Geographic Education

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Anthropocene

Kit includes

  • A classroom set of virtual reality headsets
  • A classroom set of iPads
  • Book: The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle
  • Building blocks
  • Teacher’s guide
  • Accompanying activity cards

Map dimensions

Gigapixel

5m (16.4’) x 8m (26.25’)

Booking period

15 Weekdays

Many students are unaware that common, everyday activities place a demand on nature. From buying and consuming food, to putting plastic packaging in the trash, to purchasing fast fashion clothing. Further, many students have little understanding of the scale and impacts of industrial land use operations such as digging, drilling and mining and man-made structures such as the Three Gorges Dam in China.

The Anthropocene Education Program presents an opportunity for students to learn the history and science behind the Anthropocene and understand just how much humans are changing Earth’s natural systems. To this end, the Program incorporates immersive technology such as augmented and virtual reality, and new media such as interactive art and film. Students will be taken on a one-of-a-kind journey that encourages a thoughtful understanding of different human-environment interactions around the world.

Thank you for your interest in the Anthropocene Education Kit. Please note that this map has limited to no availability for the 2021-2022 school year. As cancellations can happen, please check back at a later date to view availability. Bookings for the 2022-2023 Giant Floor Maps will open in the summer of 2022. When bookings for the next school year become available, you will receive an email from [email protected]. Please make sure you receive emails from this email address to stay up to date on all information pertaining to the Giant Floor Map program. If you are a member of Can Geo Education and have unsubscribed from the monthly newsletter, you will not receive notifications.

 

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