Sarah Newton’s grade 5 class at Begbie View Elementary was inspired, after the Beyond Recycling Our Water lesson, to raise money for rural water projects in Tanzania. Their original goal was to raise $150.00 for a well. Students had a reuse, make or bake sale at the school which raised $1000.00. Two students also took … Continued
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The grade 5/6 at Adam Robertson Elementary School became architects, planners and designers of Cities of the Future.
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Is there anything that can be done with all the trash that we make, and all the bits and pieces of stuff lying around our homes, waiting for the day we eventually toss it away? How can we eliminate the impulse to think of all this stuff as trash & can anything useful come … Continued
Today at St Mary’s Catholic school in Cranbrook, students in Mrs T’s class had the opportunity to learn about how truly connected we really are to nature. Students shared their ideas through a brainstorming activity on the concept of what is “Nature”? The students came up with so many interesting ideas. Some ideas shared were, that nature is … Continued
Rosemont Elementary hosted an Earth Day assembly, where Class 5’s contribution was only part of the celebration. That said, it was amazing what they did – they had taken their Stuff and Waste EcoChallenge really seriously, and considered what they really wanted to do with it. The class decided that educating the school about playground … Continued
If you’ve been downtown Invermere in the last couple of weeks, you might have seen some new images by the storm water drains. These yellow fish were recently painted by J.A. Laird’s grade 4/5 class as an Earth Day project to help spread awareness about protecting our waterways. The students had an opportunity to take … Continued
What happens when we throw something “away”? Where is this magical “away” land that takes all our trash? It’s closer than you might think, and it stinks too! Lady Grey’s Beyond Recycling students got an up close look at Golden’s landfill this week. Our knowledgeable tour guide Carmen Fennel (a waste reduction facilitator with … Continued
Let’s go fishing! Fishing for Sustainability, that is. Which is just what Ms. King’s 4/5 class at JA Laird did for some hands-on learning about managing resources. During this game, students were grouped into “villages” tasked with managing fish populations in their lakes, while feeding their villages and buying other supplies. After a couple of … Continued
Rocky Mountain Elementary students trace their food all the way back to the farm