J2_Welcome_LogoBlueWelcome Students!

JOIN US ON A JOURNEY TO THE YEAR 2050!

Along your journey you will learn about different countries, careers and innovations that make agriculture one of the leading industries in the world.

Unlike any farming game you’ve ever played, Journey 2050 is based on real-life challenges and opportunities. If nothing changes between today and the year 2050, farmers will have to grow 60-70% more food! How do you think farmers and agribusiness can meet this challenge?

Watch the videos, play the games, learn about world food sustainability and get involved today!

How the eLearning program works

It’s easy! Follow the handouts, watch some videos and play some games! Plus, a Journey 2050 Program Coordinator is available to help you along the way!

Steps:

1. Your teacher, parent or guardian needs to register here. Students do not register for this program. You simply get to jump to Part 2: Lessons
2. Make sure your device can play the game

a. Click here to download the game

b. Click here to read all devices supported

3. Select the lesson and follow the instructions.
4. Once you finish the program, get involved in helping to feed the world!!

Questions? Contact Us

Sneak Peak Preview


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Check out this video of a classroom playing Journey 2050 for the first time!

To play the games the kids in the video are playing, continue on to PART 2: Games and Videos.

Check out the Games


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Choose a Lesson Level below

 

PARENT & TEACHER GUIDE

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Step 1: Parents, guardians and teachers must register for the program to access all the materials. Students DO NOT register.

Step 2: Read this document to learn more about delivering the program at home.

Tips

– Playlist to hear a teacher deliver each lesson

– Glossary of Terms


LESSON 1

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Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

You will be introduced to the concept of agricultural sustainability and begin exploring the core question, “How will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050?”

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Handout (Google Doc)

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Video (4 mins) View or Download

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Game Level 1 (3 mins) Play

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PPT Presentation Download

 

  Optional Activities:

– Handout 1: World Population Download


LESSON 2

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Plant Health

You will identify primary soil nutrients and explore methods of maintaining soil health to produce healthy and abundant crops.

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Handout (Google Doc)

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Video (5 mins) View or Download

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Game Level 2 (15 mins) Play
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PPT Presentation Download

 

  Optional Activities

– Handout 2-4: Terminology Download

– Handout 5: Pests and Diseases Download

– 4R Nutrient Management Poster Download


LESSON 3

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Water

Water is a necessary but limited natural resource. Discover methods of conservation to improve sustainability.

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Handout (Google Doc)

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Video (5 mins) View or Download

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Game Level 3 (15 mins) Play

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PPT Presentation Download

 

  Optional Activities

– Maintaining Water Quality: Urban Download

– What Is a Watershed? View

– Why Should You Care About Our Watersheds? View


LESSON 4

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Economy

Discover how economics and agricultural sustainability impact one another on a local and global scale.

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Handout (Google Doc)

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Video (4.47 mins) View or Download

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Game Level 4 (18 mins) Play

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PPT Presentation Download

 

Optional Activities

– Ripple Effect Chart Download


LESSON 5

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Land Use

Recognize that arable land (suitable for growing crops) is a limited resource and discover best management practices for land use.

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Handout (Google Doc)

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Video (4.41 mins) View or Download

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Game Level 5 (10 mins) Play
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PPT Presentation Download

 

Optional Activities

– Land-use Map Download

– Country Comparison Map Download

– Where in the World Geography game Play

– Where in the World video (5 mins) View


LESSON 6

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Careers for 2050 and Beyond!

Discover careers related to agriculture and explore their connection to building a sustainable future.

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Handout (Google Doc)

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Game Level 6 (10 mins) Play
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PPT Presentation Download


LESSON 7

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Technology and Innovation

Explore new technologies that will impact the future of farming and agricultural sustainability.

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Video (4:57 mins) View or Download
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PPT Presentation Download
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Technology & Innovation – Find Someone Who Download
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Student Handout – Technology & Innovation Download

 


Take Action

take action YOU can make positive changes in your home, school, community, country and world. Identify one concern, one realistic solution and what is needed to make it happen.

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Handout Download
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Farmers 2050

If you enjoyed the Journey 2050 Sustainability Farming Game, download Farmers 2050! This game builds on the concepts introduced in the Journey 2050 program and adds real-life complexity. Farmers 2050 is FREE to play. There are no advertisements or in-app purchases. Learn more at www.Farmers2050.com

 
Download Farmers 2050 in the Apple storeDownload Farmers 2050 in the Google Play store

 


A special THANK YOU to National Agriculture in the Classroom and National Center for Agriculture Literacy for creating the Handouts for this eLearning experience.

GET INVOLVED

Students! Are you passionate about the sustainability of our earth?

Brainstorm ways you can make a difference – such as volunteering to help a charity in need, making changes at home to be more sustainable and educating others about the challenges we face in feeding the world.

Agriculture’s ripple effect starts with the planting of a seed – we challenge you to create a ripple of your own.  Join the movement for sustainable agriculture!

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Take Action

YOU can make positive changes in your home, school, community, country and world. Identify one concern, one realistic solution and what is needed to make it happen.

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PPT Presentation Download

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Student Workbook Download


Here are some additional Service Learning Activities. These short lessons include additional resources to help stimulate further discussion on the core topic and how you can make a difference. These lessons were written in collaboration with WE Schools. WE Schools reinforces, “no matter your age or location, we can all make a positive impact—whether that’s volunteering, fundraising or raising awareness around causes that matter”.

– WE Service Learning Activities 1 Download

– WE Service Learning Activities 2 Download

– WE Service Learning Activities 3 Download

– WE Service Learning Activities 4 Download

– WE Service Learning Activities 5 Download

– WE Service Learning Activities 6 Download

– WE Service Learning Activities 7 Download


Join Others

Here are some great programs:

  • Celebrate National Ag Day – March 18, 2015. This is a day to recognize the abundance provided by agriculture.
  • Canada’s Agriculture in the Classroom, America’s Agriculture in the Classroom, and Future Farmer’s of America all offer education programs and volunteer opportunities. Get a hold of them and see what you can do to help.
  • Caring for our Watersheds – environmental program for students to take action and improve their watershed. Funding and mentorship available in contest locations.
  • Earth Day April 22nd – How about Earth Year! Play some fun games to learn about your environmental footprint.
  • Have you ever tried a 30 Hour Famine? Learn about hunger, raise funds to help the hungry, and then go hungry yourselves for 30 hours. Do this in a group to ensure you are healthy and safe during the experience.
  • World Food Day – October 16th – help students increase awareness of world hunger and poverty and to inspire solutions for world change.
  • Earth Day Network – a billion acts of green. Take action in many different ways in the school and at home
  • Global Footprint Network – How much land does it take to support your lifestyle? This cool avatoar
  • Alberta Tomorrow Land-use Simulation – regardless of what state or province you live in, this simulation will show students the impact humans have had on the environment and the choices we have to make for a sustainable future.
  • Seed Survivor – teaching elementary students where their food comes from and how to grow healthy plants
  • Growing the Next Generation – education portal for agricultural and environmental stewardship programs

J2050_Rotating_Donate_NowFund-raise for a local charity in need that helps your community. Some classrooms in Journey 2050 are even eligible for a donation credit, which is sponsored by NutrienClick here to learn more!

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What have kids learned from the program?

student quote iconAt the rate we are going, earth will be running out of natural resources in not that long. We need to learn to use our resources more effectively and efficiently. In the game you get to put it into action and use the strategies.
– Grade 7 Student
 
student quote iconEvery action and choice we make effects our environment and community.
– Grade 7 Student


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