Wheelbarrows, weeds, watering cans, mulch and tomatoes!
Beyond Recycling Blog
Students in Mrs. Gadbois and Ms. Johnson’s classes were treated with an unforgettable farm tour. Students learned about the greenhouses, transplanting, chicken and pig husbandry as well as composting. Students were able to contribute to the farm by transplanting row upon row of yellow onions. Students took to the challenge and loved the opportunity to … Continued
‘My favorite part of Beyond Recycling was when we went to Track Street Growers. I found that it was so much fun that we got to bike and have a great tour!’ Breena, student Beyond Recycling students in Ms. Newtons class biked from Begbie View Elementary to Track Street Growers for an incredible farm tour. … Continued
Is that corn? I found a worm! How deep do I plant this? Smell this flower! Students from Blaine Broderick’s grade 5 class had the opportunity to spend some time with master gardener and seed saver Jean Dakin in her home garden, four doors down from Lady Grey Elementary School in Golden. Jean has been … Continued
Over the past few months the students in Ms. Vibe’s grade 5/6 class have been exploring the world beyond recycling. This enthusiastic group has discovered how waste has changed over time, why it is important to use less plastic, what the path of power looks like in our province, what their eco-footprint is, and much … Continued
Water is Life!! The students in Mr Nick’s class at KIS had the opportunity to experience this idea in an interactive activity. The students worked in teams and rotated through stations that challenged them to deal with various water related issues. One station had an abundance of water, another station had a scarcity of water … Continued
The “We are Nature” class is one of my favourites and I think it is for most students. It brings together so many concepts discussed in the Beyond Recycling Program and is outside. The students in Mr. Nick’s class at KIS spent the morning exploring the Kimberley Nature Park, by participating in a nature scavenger … Continued
This week students at Mc Kim School in Kimberley participated in a Waste Field Trip led by Loree Duzcek and Lindsay Howe with the RDEK. These trips are such an eye opener for all involved. We started our trip at the Regional Landfill and students learned where our regions waste ends up. We then visited … Continued
Students at Mc Kim school and KIS in Kimberley had the opportunity celebrate Earth Week in some very creative ways. Students in Mrs. Kauffman’s class at McKim school collected recyclables and items destined for the landfill and repurposed them into fun and useful items. They showcased their “Trash to Treasure” projects for the whole school in honour … Continued
We are the flowers blooming in the forest, the wind blowing through the trees, and the water spilling into Kootenay Lake. We are nature!