Fishing for Sustainability

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This week with Mrs. Walker’s 5/6 class at Adam Robertson Elementary School, we explored resource management with a game.  We had six villages that each had to manage the fish populations in their lakes, feed their villages, buy supplies and sell fish to support the economy of their village.   Each village had different strategies to how to manage their fish populations, the well-being of the villagers and their local economy.  During the game we had environmental and economic impacts that affected the resilience of the villages and their fish population.  The students had a fun time trading fish, monitoring population size and buying supplies in response to the many twists and turns of the game as it progressed.

This game really helped the class think about sustainability and resource management in terms of the legacy we leave behind for for future generations.