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The Future of Getting Around

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, students take a peek into the future of transportation by visiting “The Future is Now” museum exhibit to learn about innovations already in use around the country. Students then imagine their own futures, creating a vision of how they see themselves getting around in thirty years.

Objectives
  • Students will examine present-day innovations, entrepreneurs, and case studies related to sustainable transportation. 
  • Students will discuss how technology, entrepreneurship, and policy play a role in creating a more eco-friendly transportation future. 
  • Students will create a representation of their sustainable transportation future, including modes, rules, and infrastructure.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
60-90 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • Presentation: The Future of Getting Around 
  • Art supplies 
  • Drawing paper (one piece per student)

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF) on behalf of Amtrak
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Tags for searching:
Amtrak , transportation

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