Environmental Engineering

We cannot continue to ignore how we are negatively impacting the environment, though a lot of us don’t know what we can do to make a positive impact. In this interdisciplinary pod you will learn about environmentally sustainable living from the local to the global. Martin will introduce you to core concepts of engineering, pollution prevention, alternative energy sources, and show you how to create a net positive impact and life. This class won’t just keep your heads in the books – you will make an impact on the world with the pod’s hands on projects and real world problem solving.

Your Teacher – Martin Derige

martin derige portraitMartin hails from the icy, sunshiny land of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he obtained a degree in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has worked with students of all ages, from playing dodge ball in school gyms to peer tutoring sleep-deprived engineers. He teaches math, science, and chemistry, and lives for that “Aha! Eureka!” moment when the kids just get it. Martin has a healthy sense of curiosity and compassion about the world and is always seeking to connect with the cool people who are part of it, like his family and friends – and the staff and students at Brain Boost! He exercises his brain with music, gaming, visual art, design, and puzzles of all types, and exercises his body through adventures like climbing, running in the woods, and day-long hikes in the mountains. He can often be found eating spaghetti.


How much does it cost?

When is it?
Wednesday & Friday 10-12

What are the dates?
Term 1: September 8 – January 26

What ages is it appropriate for?
15 – 17

What credits can be earned?
IDS 12


Contact us to sign up

To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $100. After that time, the fees are non-refundable.