Education

Part of our mission is to increase public awareness of biogas and its benefits for the environment. We want YOU to understand the true value of waste! To learn more about biogas, click here. Scroll down to learn about our educational initiatives and to find additional resources.

Our educational initiatives are made possible by our Education Sponsor, Bullfrog Power.

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ZooShare Tours

Once our biogas plant is completed, onsite tours will become available to over 1,000,000 visitors to the Toronto Zoo each year. Students and visitors will learn more about our operation, how biogas is made, and the true value of organic waste.

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“Digest This!”

Digest This! is an in-class workshop delivered in partnership with TREC Education. If you’re interested in learning more about how to bring Digest This! to your school, please read more here, then contact us.

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Biogas, Energy and Food Systems

Watch ZooShare volunteer Jonathan Silver explain energy, food systems and how ZooShare’s biogas plant will work. We have also included a similar presentation on Slideshare if you would like to give a similar presentation yourself:

ZooShare “Poo to Power” Video Series (ages 3-7)

ZooShare took a trip to the Toronto Zoo with Aron, one of our member’s children, and interviewed some of the Zoo Keepers about a few of the animals and how their poo can be turned into power.



Other Online Resources

How To Build Your Own Biodigester (ages 12+)

In the video below, Thomas H. Culhane (an urban planning professor and a member of the National Geographic Emerging Explorer program) demonstrates that with just a few supplies from a hardware store, you can construct your own biogas generator. (Read the full article from Nation Swell)