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Scale Model of the Solar System along City Trail System Possible partnership between School District 60 and the City of Fort St John.

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1 Scale Model of the Solar System along City Trail System Possible partnership between School District 60 and the City of Fort St John

2 Purpose Pursue a partnership with the City of Fort St John and School District 60 to enhance the city bypass walking trail with a scale model of the solar system. Provide a Project Based Learning / Authentic task for school district classes and students Provide learning opportunities to the citizens of Fort St John, anywhere, anytime.

3 Project Description At scale distances along the bypass walking trail signage would be located with information about celestial bodies (star, planets, asteroid belts, etc) Signs would have factual info collected via classroom projects about celestial body, scale and actual distances, partner logos, and a QR code (quick response code) to link to more info on web Web would contain more info compiled by classes Original thoughts on project available at http://www.prn.bc.ca/ts/?p=1203 http://www.prn.bc.ca/ts/?p=1203

4 QR Code A Quick Response code is a 2D bar code that encodes alpha numeric info. It could be text, a phone number or in the case below a website You would use a Smartphone and a free scanner app to access the encoded info The one on the right points to the SD60 website

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7 Possible Linkages Project will cover a variety of BC Curriculum in various grades Encourages life long learning, active living Add a “Walk the Solar System” activity to other successful activities like Walk to Whistler or Swim the Peace

8 Budget Cost per sign – TrimTek estimates ~ $65 per 24”x32” Dibond Sign with various colours printed on white vinyl with UV coating Posts, concrete, labour would need to be included as per any city signage requirements Number of signs depends on what might be included Sponsorship per sign could be pursued (one local company has already offered)

9 Possible extensions City trail biome signage (biology students from 10-12 or NLC students) Fort St John historical figures Project for Energetic Learning Campus – edible plants around Pomeroy Sport Centre – what are they, how to prepare, local significance etc Canadian Astronauts

10 Request I would ask that the Council endorse a partnership between the City of Fort St John and School District 60: Peace River North to pursue a scale model of the solar system project along the bypass walking trail.


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