How will we sustainably feed over 9 billion people by 2050?
Journey 2050 takes middle and high school students on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability and answers the question above. The online program guides students through necessary instruction and allows students to make decisions on a virtual farm to witness their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale.
The lessons engage students with important concepts regarding sustainable agriculture. Students experience the lives of three farm families in Kenya, India and Canada. As students interact with each family, they 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.
Typically, this program includes in-class lessons and activities along with an online simulation that happens in a classroom setting. Our partners at National Ag in the Classroom put together this program into ready to use for distance learning format. Teachers can access them here and will find the distance learning format lessons in either a PDF or a Google doc that can be shared with students.
If you are a parent who is looking for an activity for your child, the Journey 2050 simulation proved to be so popular a game without in-app advertisements or purchases was created called Farmers 2050. It’s free and can be found on the App Store or Google Play.