FUTURE CITY COLORADO

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment

Location

PO BOX 1934Breckenridge, CO 80424 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

1. Increase interest in math and science among middle school students. 2. Teach students how to use engineering to solve real world problems, and to consider a range of perspectives and values associated with problem solving. 3. Help students appreciate the extent of the engineering that goes into a city. 4. Teach the value of project planning and teamwork, and increase self-confidence. 5. Stimulate imagination, creativity, and self-confidence among students through STE(A)M-related learning. 6. Raise understanding of the collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach necessary to the design of cities.

Description

Future City ( www.futurecity.org) is a flexible, project-based learning experience that is open to students in grades 6, 7, and 8 who are from the same school or home school environment, or are members of a nationally, regionally, or state-recognized youth focused organization. The program starts in early Fall and finishes in January at the regional competition. Future City is a national program run by DiscoverE. Future City Colorado is your local region of the national Future City program. We are looking for volunteers to judge the deliverables and also volunteer on the day of competition on January 21st, 2023 at the Colorado School of Mines. This will be in-person.

This year, teams will address climate change. They are expected to choose a climate change impact and design one innovative and futuristic climate change adaptation and one mitigation strategy to keep their residents healthy and safe.

There are 5 major deliverables that need to be judged prior to the regional or at the regional on Saturday January 21st, 2023. Registration is available online at https://futurecity.org/register. Make sure you select the Colorado Region.

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