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The University of British Columbia

STEM & Sustainability

The University of British Columbia via edX


This course will provide teachers with an understanding of how to incorporate sustainability topics into their existing STEM curriculum. Each module will feature engaging activities on a limited budget so as to be accessible for every classroom. Each activity uses an inquiry lens to allow students to focus on aspects of sustainability that are important to them and to build student agency and ownership around these topics.


Module 1: What is Sustainability?

  • Defining Sustainability
  • First Peoples' Principles
  • Activity: SEL & Sustainability
  • Resources

Module 2: Exploring Sustainable Solutions

  • Topics of Environmental Sustainability
  • Engineers & Scientists Role in Environmental Sustainability
  • Spheres of Influence
  • Resources

Module 3: Sustainable City Planning

  • Sustainable City Planning
  • Lesson Plan
  • Community Mapping Activity
  • Resources

Module 4: Short and Impactful Sustainability Activities

  • Discussion: Sustainability in Your Classroom
  • Resources

Taught by

Sarah Reny


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