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
Ruby decided to tackle the issue of plastic waste with her Trash2Treasure project. She took 400 plastic bags and wove them in a sturdy hammock using a 4 strand braiding technique. Ruby says “I think we should create less waste because it is dangerous to the environment and can endanger many animals on land and … Continued
Ever plugged in your toaster and wondered how electricity gets to your outlet? Frank J Mitchell students spent the morning exploring just that. From solar panels to wind turbines to hydroelectric dams, we discovered that there are a TON of different ways to generate electricity!
Students at KIS in Kimberley had the opportunity to teach the older students in their school a thing or two about the lifecycle of a product.
Is there one “best” energy source? Not according to Mr. Mcanerney’s class – but there are two! Last week, the grade 6 students held an energy debate, excitedly arguing over whether wind, solar, nuclear, hydro or fossil fuels energy is the best – the be-all-end-all of energy sources. Through well presented arguments, positive responses to … Continued
Beyond Recycling has landed at TM Roberts school in Cranbrook. Mr. Mcanerney’s grade 6 class is learning all about waste, water, energy, transportation and more in this 20+ lesson program. In exciting, engaging and enlightening lessons, the students will answer questions like “What happens when we throw away stuff?”, “Is this recyclable?”, “What’s the best … Continued
Today the students from Ms. Kauffman’s class had the opportunity to make their very own homemade granola bars. Students were inspired to create a litter free snack for school after having the “Garbologist” uncover granola and snack wrappers in the class garbage. The cooking experience was so fun and the results were super yummy! While … Continued
Has waste changed throughout human history? We fired up the time machine to find out!
What happens to all that stuff we throw “away”? How much of our waste can be diverted from our local landfill by reducing, reusing, repairing, refusing, rethinking and recycling? We took a tour to find out more!