Jessica Marcotte, the creator of this program said, “My goals for this were to promote individualized and self-motivated learning, because the kids take the passport out and then they’re responsible to go out and experience Lethbridge."
Here is a link to the article from the Lethbridge Herald: Edventure Passport
I'm really excited about this program because I come from Victoria, BC, a place where an insane number of tourists visit every year. It is a place full of history, heritage buildings and structures, tourist attractions and festivals (just like every city anywhere, but I just happen to have a deeper personal connection to my hometown.) Because I hope to return to my island to start my teaching career in the near future, whenever I hear about fun ideas like the Edventure Passport, I try to think about how I can adapt it to Victoria. Instantly, a list of my favourite places around town pop up in my brain.
Victoria is bigger than Lethbridge, though it is still considered a small city. I think narrowing down the list of venues I want to include in the passport to about 10 would be ideal. Because I have volunteered and worked a lot showing international students, and have been in a few art shows around Victoria, I have some connections I can start speaking to about potentially making something like this happen when I (hopefully) find a teaching job back home!