Sustainability in Motion

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Program Overview

Using Grouse Mountain’s Blue Grouse sustainability efforts as an example, this program aims to bring awareness to today’s youth about their environment, surrounding wildlife and the many things they can do to sustain and support both. This program examines alternate forms of energy and creates discussion among the students on today’s current issues. Add on an inspiring visit to The Eye of the Wind, BC’s largest energy-producing wind turbine for a once-in-a-lifetime field trip! Students will ascend to 57 metres above Grouse Mountain’s peak in the turbine elevator and stand inside the glass-enclosed viewPOD, where they will see the turbine’s massive rotating blades from less than 2 metres away.

Field Experience Overview

The field experience focuses on what sustainability really means, how we can all make small changes in many aspects of our lives, in order to contribute in a very big way, as well as what Grouse Mountain is doing in becoming more sustainable. We will elaborate on the wildlife neighbors we share our environment with, and the impact that sustainability efforts will have on them. A review of the terms ecosystem, local environment, water cycle, surface runoff, leaching, biodegradable, natural resources, watershed, air-shed, conservation, recycling, extraction, harvesting, renewable, non-renewable, pollution (water, air, land), equilibrium, resource, raw materials, solar energy, environmental impact, endangered, threatened and extinct.

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Due to the rapidly changing circumstances around COVID-19, Grouse Mountain has suspended all resort operations until further notice. Please see our latest update for details. Should you have questions, please send them by email to guestservices@grousemountain.com and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner. You can also refer to our latest update regarding Passes & Snow School credits for further details. Please also watch our website for ongoing updates about our resort operations. 
We thank you for your support during these challenging times and look forward to welcoming you back to Grouse Mountain as soon as possible.

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