Visit a virtual farm with Journey 2050

Students in grades 7-12 can learn about the importance of sustainable agriculture through interactive video game play. Using an inquiry-based approach, this program encourages students in grade 7-12 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 learn from virtual farmers across the globe by interacting with different farm families through the game. As the students interact with each family, they will learn the role of best management practices in feeding the world, reducing environmental impacts and improving social performance through greater access to education, medical care and community infrastructure. Students will learn core topics such as: sustainable agriculture, best management practices, soil health and nutrients, water conservation, economic influence, geography and agricultural careers.

Journey 2050 program access includes:

  • online experience, self-directed, lesson plans provided
  • facilitator to introduce the program to the class
  • staff support to answer questions/trouble shoot

Teachers should take into consideration:

  • Journey 2050 program (free) will need to be downloaded onto student devices
  • each student should have their own device (or shared in pairs if necessary)
  • access to reliable internet connection is necessary
  • the introduction session takes one 45min-1hour class session
  • the entire program takes between 5-7 hours to complete

Eligibility

Teachers (grade 7-12) in Nova Scotia public schools are eligible to apply. Private schools will be accepted based on availability. 

How to apply

  1. Determine if Journey 2050 is a good fit for your classroom.
  2. Complete the application.
  3. The Department of Agriculture will review all application and the dates requested.
  4. Teachers will be contacted to confirm dates and facilitator availability.

How long it takes

Teachers will be notified within 5 days that their application has been received and to arrange dates for a facilitator to present to the classroom.

Cost

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Before you apply

Make sure your school principal is aware of your intention to apply to the program and supports your participation.

Apply online

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Other ways to apply

If you are unable to apply online, contact the Agricultural Education office at 902-893-6575 or

Contact Information

Agricultural Education Office
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6575
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