Renewable Energy Windmill Field Trip

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on Feb. 23, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Still needed of $1,046.04 goal
  • My Class Needs funds for field trip costs to visit the wind turbine on Grouse Mtn.

    Launched January 31st, 2017 Project Deadline April 10th, 2017
    Classroom Size 27 Students School Size 350 Students

    My Students

    My class is a group of 27 highly engaged grade 6 and 7 students. They have enjoyed the experience of learning from a changed curriculum that encourages real world learning catered to student interests. They have particularly taken to hands on tasks using tools supplied by the district to support the Applied Design and Skills Technology subject area. I am eager to introduce them to experiential learning in the form of a field trip, in order for the work they're doing to seem more authentic.

    How will this project impact them?

    A field trip to visit the Eye of The Wind on Grouse Mountain, BC's largest energy producing wind turbine, will be the culmination of a term long study of renewable energy sources. Inspired by the book "The Boy who Harnessed the Wind," my students have been engaged in a design challenge to build a functioning energy producing windmill. We have also researched and wrote mock petitions to advocate for particular forms of renewable energy suppliers including wind power, solar power and hydro among others. I believe that a visit to the wind turbine on Grouse Mountain will bring home the idea to my students that sustainable energy technology exists in our province, and that it is a viable future source of renewable clean energy in a changing world. I also hope that a visit will result in continued exploration and interest in the design thinking that goes into such structures as windmills.

    Project Report

    from Mr. Wheeler

    The field trip to Grouse Mountain was a success, despite not being able to visit the Eye of the Wind because of ice accumulation. Students enjoyed the experience of being on the mountain and learned about sustainability and renewable energy forms through the educational programming offered. Particularly enjoyable for the classes involved was the opportunity to snowshoe on and off the trails at the mountain in lots of snow. Some examples of student feedback were all students were very thankful for the funding that made the trip possible. One in particular expressed that they had the most fun in their life snowshoeing.

  • Where the $1046.04 goes


    Field Trip costs to Eye of the Wind

    Grouse Mountain

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    $28.00 x 31 = $868.00
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $13.69
    Project cost excluding donation to support $926.69
    Optional donation to support *** $119.35
    Project cost including donation to support $1,046.04
    11 donors -$1,046.04
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

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by Mr. Wheeler

I have been a teacher in Surrey for nine years, the last five at William Watson Elementary in Fleetwood. In my teaching, I make every effort to present lessons and give students opportunities to learn in interesting, motivating and meaningful ways. Whenever possible I want my students e...

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