Minnesota

Regional Coordinator: Colleen Feller

News & Updates

October 31, 2018

Quoted from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website

https://www.pca.state.mn.us/quick-links/community-resilience

Community resilience to climate change

Community Resilience

"Resilience is the ability to bounce back quickly from an adverse situation. A community…

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October 18, 2018

Don’t miss Future City’s 2018 Eye on Engineering Webinar!!

When: Wed. October 24

Starts at: 3:00pm CST

Do your students want to know more about what engineers actually do, and get ideas they can incorporate into their Future City projects? Are you curious about different types of engineering? This is a chance to hear firsthand from professionals about the real-world of engineering and learn about their amazing work.

This webinar is for: Students, educators (and anyone else interested in learning about…

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September 26, 2018

These local resources may help with your students' research:

University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab: https://energytransition.umn.edu/

University of Minnesota Acara - Institute on the Environment: http://environment.umn.edu/leadership/acara/

Great Plains Institute: http://www.betterenergy.org/

Fresh Energy: https://fresh-energy.org/

Center for Energy and…

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September 26, 2018

View the PPT shown at the Teacher/Mentor Kick-Off Meeting on September 24.

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August 24, 2018

You are invited to the MN FCC Teacher/Mentor Kick-Off on September 24, 2018. The meeting will be held at WSB, 701 Xenia Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416 from 4:30-6:30pm. Register

Agenda:

4:30-5:15 - general overview of rules and procedures (primarily for new teachers and mentors, but all are welcome)

5:20-6:30 - essay theme guest speaker, tips and tricks, veteran teachers share their experiences

Pizza provided!

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August 1, 2018

This year's theme is Powering Our Future! Teams will design a resilient power grid for their future city that can withstand and quickly recover from the impacts of a natural disaster. Read more.

This season’s Program Handbook is now available on Future City’s website. Check it out here.

Important Dates:

10/31/18 - registration deadline

11/19/18 - virtual city slideshows…

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April 12, 2018

Next year's Minnesota Future City Regional Competition will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Dakota County Technical College.

Registration for the 2018-2019 competition is open.

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January 20, 2018

Team Star Je Novi Mladi from Justice Page M.S. in Minneapolis took first place at the Minnesota Future City Competition (FCC) on January 20, 2018. The 18th annual MN FCC was held at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount. The team will travel to Washington, DC in February to compete in the National Future City Competition.

Team Estrella de la Montana from Scott Highlands Middle School took 2nd place and team Arkenshire from Westwood Middle School took 3rd place.

Team Gumusservi from Friendly Hills Middle School and team Paulsville from the Church of St. Paul Home School…

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December 5, 2017

Minnesota FCC is gearing up for its largest competition yet, with 60 teams competing.

Essays are due on December 18! Good luck!

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October 23, 2017

Are your students wondering what city model building materials can be assigned a $0 value?

Here are helpful tips:

Materials that can be assigned a $0 value are items that are allowed in a home or school recycling bin (things like paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass jars, metal cans…) or items bound for the trash (used up batteries, bottle caps, or used plastic utensils… etc.).

Materials that would probably fall into the category of items that are donated or have been previously used but can’t be recycled are: used plywood, nails, screws, a…

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June 12, 2017

On April 26, 2017, the St. Francis of Assisi Future City team participated in a truly authentic learning experience with RSP Architects in Rochester, Minnesota. The team members did a fantastic job sharing their Future City journey by explaining all of their Deliverables and giving their model city presentation. The students were also excited to share their ideas about what they would like to see in the Destination Medical Center Heart of the City Public Spaces developments.

http://rsparch.com/2017/05/23/…

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