S-ECO - Overview
S-ECO’s primary goal is to conduct and complete environmental projects on college land. Elements of both project management and communications courses fit into this leading learning opportunity.
The initial 3 projects will continue in the 2017-18 school year. Those projects are:
- Emergency Training Centre (ETC) remote site
- Ongoing monitoring sites
- ALUS Canada project demonstration project
As well, S-ECO students raised funds and got a grant to travel to Sri Lanka. They toured the Mahaweli Development Project. This large multi-purpose development project includes hydroelectric power, flood control and irrigation.
|ETC Remote Site|
|Students worked with the college’s enterprise risk department and industry to develop a remediation and reclamation plan. Both applied degree and diploma students:
•installed 10 monitoring wells
•conducted an electromagnetic survey
•collected data using applied research’s drone
|Working with diploma students and the college’s enterprise risk department, S-ECO’s goal is an inventory of existing monitoring sites. The project also includes:
•planning and monitoring new sites
•creating a historical database of water and soil quality
|In 2012 the college created a 10 ha (26 acres) alternative land use demonstration project.
Reseeded to native grasses, the site is now used for student labs.
One of the S-ECO groups developed a land use plan for the existing ALUS site. Goals included:
•improve its value as a teaching area
•main and improve the site quality
•insure agricultural use
Another goal was to identify potential sites for a new ALUS Canada site on college land.