ANTHROPOCENE EDUCATION PROGRAM
November 2019: The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) brings a unique bilingual education program to teachers across Canada in partnership with The Anthropocene Project from award-winning artists Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal. The education program, to be released in conjunction with Geography Awareness Week in November 2019, will be focused on exploring the extent of human dependency on plastics within Canada.
The new Anthropocene Education Program (AEP) will include incredible 360 VR films; educational short films by Baichwal and de Pencier depicting large scale anthropogenic activity; online, interactive gigapixel photographs; a brand new AR experience; and a large-scale high-resolution Giant Floor Mural depicting one of Burtynsky’s photographs with related film extensions (part of a travelling school kit), all of which will augment specific teacher guides and lesson plans. All educational materials part of the AEP will be written by qualified Can Geo Education teachers and linked to the Canadian National Learning Framework for K-12 Geography.
The program will leverage these stunning audiovisual resources, and the proven expertise and distribution networks of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society to expand The Anthropocene Project’s reach. In turn, this will create a powerful and change-provoking experiential understanding of human impact on the planet for students in classrooms from coast to coast, in grades 4 to 12 (ages 9 to 18). The project will reach more than 22,000 classroom teachers from across the country through the RCGS’s educational arm, Canadian Geographic (Can Geo) Education.
Register to become a Member of Can Geo Education HERE.
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Excited about the Anthropocene Education Program? Be sure to register as a @CanGeoEdu Member so you're first to know about the latest updates and can get access to amazing materials for you and your students! https://t.co/t3lTKbEjMa #AnthropoceneEdu #AnthropoceneProject pic.twitter.com/DJLe4M2F9A
— The Anthropocene Project (@anthropocene) November 25, 2019
We're so excited to launch our @anthropocene Education Program. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks, and don't forget to join us tonight at @50SussexEvents where you can test out the immersive tech and attend a screening of the doc! https://t.co/vmDybUzEEb https://t.co/3YPu6irBWX
— CanGeo Education (@CanGeoEdu) November 13, 2019
Familiar w/ @CanGeo's Giant Floor Maps? For #AnthropoceneEdu we've put a spin on it, focusing on #plastics, and including interactive #AR and film extensions! We're so excited for this (+ more amazing assets) to reach classrooms across Canada! Stay tuned! #GeographyAwarenessWeek pic.twitter.com/cNu8l34SjR
— The Anthropocene Project (@anthropocene) November 13, 2019
Anthropocene Day at 50 Sussex! NHS SVN3M got to attend launch of immersive education program much thx to Michelle &team from @CanGeoEdu and Nicholas de Pencier @anthropocene and his team for sharing this experience with our class! Available to order in schools soon! pic.twitter.com/ptYEqyqF92
— Claudette Phillips 🇨🇦 (@NHSPhillips) November 13, 2019
Next Wednesday, Nov. 13, @CanGeo presents an exciting night with The @anthropocene Education Program! Join us for a cocktail hour to test augmented and virtual reality, hear from @nickdepencier, and attend a screening! Register for this FREE event now: https://t.co/DRRHXnykxy pic.twitter.com/LpHRDhnlbm
— CanGeo Education (@CanGeoEdu) November 6, 2019
If you've got the Nov/Dec issue of @cangeo, there's an exciting preview of one of our #AnthropoceneEdu #AR experiences on plastics, right in the magazine! Learn more about the education program tomorrow at the launch event @50SussexEvents. @RCGS_SGRC @CanGeoEdu pic.twitter.com/jyEGExgD8t
— The Anthropocene Project (@anthropocene) November 12, 2019