The Environment Lab

In this interdisciplinary science and environmental club, students will explore environmentally sustainable living from the local to the global. Students will be introduced to core concepts of engineering, pollution prevention, alternative energy sources, and investigate the possibility of a human net positive impact on the environment. On a practical level this will translate into the students developing the BrainBoost ‘Green’ policy and contribute to moving BrainBoost purposefully toward a more sustainable future.

Your Educator – Martin Derige

Martin hails from the icy, sunshiny land of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he obtained a degree in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has worked with students of all ages, from playing dodge ball in school gyms to peer tutoring sleep-deprived engineers. He teaches math, science, and chemistry, and lives for that ‘Aha! Eureka!’ moment when the kids just get it. Martin has a healthy sense of curiosity and compassion about the world and is always seeking to connect with the cool people who are part of it, like his family and friends – and the staff and students at Brain Boost! He exercises his brain with music, gaming, visual art, design, and puzzles of all types, and exercises his body through adventures like climbing, running in the woods, and day-long hikes in the mountains. He can often be found eating spaghetti.


How much does it cost?


When is it?

Mondays 3:15-4:00 pm

What are the dates?

September 12th – June 12th

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To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
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