Scale Model of the Solar System
along City Trail System
Possible partnership between School
District 60 and the City of Fort St John
• Pursue a partnership with the City of Fort St
John and School District 60 to enhance the
city bypass walking trail with a scale model of
the solar system.
• Provide a Project Based Learning / Authentic
task for school district classes and students
• Provide learning opportunities to the citizens
of Fort St John, anywhere, anytime.
Project Description
• At scale distances along the bypass walking trail
signage would be located with information about
celestial bodies (star, planets, asteroid belts, etc)
• Signs would have factual info collected via
classroom projects about celestial body, scale and
actual distances, partner logos, and a QR code
(quick response code) to link to more info on web
• Web would contain more info compiled by
• Original thoughts on project available at
QR Code
• A Quick Response code is a 2D bar code that
encodes alpha numeric info. It could be text, a
phone number or in the case below a website
• You would use a Smartphone and a free
scanner app to access the
encoded info
• The one on the right points to
the SD60 website
Possible Linkages
• Project will cover a variety of BC Curriculum in
various grades
• Encourages life long learning, active living
• Add a “Walk the Solar System” activity to
other successful activities like Walk to
Whistler or Swim the Peace
• Cost per sign – TrimTek estimates ~ $65 per
24”x32” Dibond Sign with various colours
printed on white vinyl with UV coating
• Posts, concrete, labour would need to be
included as per any city signage requirements
• Number of signs depends on what might be
• Sponsorship per sign could be pursued (one
local company has already offered)
Possible extensions
• City trail biome signage (biology students from
10-12 or NLC students)
• Fort St John historical figures
• Project for Energetic Learning Campus – edible
plants around Pomeroy Sport Centre – what
are they, how to prepare, local significance etc
• Canadian Astronauts
• I would ask that the Council endorse a
partnership between the City of Fort St John
and School District 60: Peace River North to
pursue a scale model of the solar system
project along the bypass walking trail.

Scale Model of the Solar System along City Trail System