The project challenge in food DIVERSITY asks students to create a project that shares insights and predictions about the diversity of food that is most important for “feeding the future.” Students consider food choices from a variety of environments, including cultivated plants, traditional Indigenous plants, seed banks and/or wild plant species. They develop a series of “future” scenarios for feeding the future from their own perspective, with insights from their communities, farmers and/or scientists. Students can share their future scenarios as a video, model, photo board, infographic, demonstration or develop their own project format to publicly share.

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food DIVERSITY asks students to explore the diversity of cultivated and wild plants that are part of food systems. This topic asks students to investigate structures, characteristics and growing needs and environments of cultivated and traditional plant varieties used as food sources. Students focus on the diversity of plant species as well as the impact of agricultural practices used to produce food.

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