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
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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
Rocky Mountain Elementary students visit Mor Jerky to find out where their food comes from
This week with Mrs. Walker’s 5/6 class at Adam Robertson Elementary School, we explored resource management with a game. We had six villages that each had to manage the fish populations in their lakes, feed their villages, buy supplies and sell fish to support the economy of their village. Each village had different strategies to … Continued
Last week at Kinnaird Elementary, we discussed a BIG topic: Our Changing Climate. Many of the students had at least heard the term ‘Climate Change’ before, but weren’t sure exactly what it meant. We began by exploring some key climate change concepts like the difference between our day-to-day weather and our long-term climate patterns; the … Continued
The objective of this week’s lesson was to discover just how precious our water resources are. We began the class by brainstorming the ways we use water everyday and listing all of the sources of clean water around us (the Columbia River! Blueberry Creek! Arrow Lake!). We then reviewed the concept of the Water Cycle … Continued
When we care for nature, we are caring for ourselves!
This week at Twin Rivers Elementary, Mrs. Evdokimoff’s class delved into the issue of sustainability. Many students had heard the term thrown around before, but weren’t sure what it really meant. We began with an eye-opening demonstration of how energy resources are shared around the globe. We split the class up to represent the population … Continued
How DO we make sustainable choices? Rocky Mountain Elementary students from Elkford listen to ideas from their classmates after several rounds of Fishing for Sustainability, an activity in which students make decisions to meet the needs of their imaginary community.