Today was a fun and productive way to give back to the lake we love, the planet we love!
Redfish students came together to feast on all sorts of real food delicacies, many from the local area. There were raspberries, apple-pear sauce and apple cake; local cheese, ice cream and whipped cream; local meats, such as sausage and salami. There even was a yummy goat stew, almost all ingredients from the student’s back yard. … Continued
Redfish students started making their own good food today at school We first made compostable plant pots folding old newspapers, then planted a wide range of different seeds. Carrots, squash (including pumpkin), beans, peas, lettuces, and flowers such as sunflowers and nasturtium have all been planted. The plan is to wait to see what sprouts, … Continued
What if the short shower challenge really excites you, but you just can’t figure out an easy, waterproof way to properly ensure your showers truly are under 4 minutes? How about making a shower timer out of old pop bottles? Creativity abounds at Redfish’s Trash to Treasure showcase, including easy-to-use, yet-to-be-patented T2T shower timers.
Mrs. Mackay’s 4/5 class made lovely thank you cards to our tour guides at the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre, the Grohman Narrows Transfer Station, and the Ootischenia Landfill. It was really neat getting a chance to follow the waste stream, seeing what can be returned for money, what is diverted from the landfill, and how … Continued
Chef Mackay let the 4/5s at Redfish watch her make her specialty – the fossil fuel oil! She first liberally sprinkled plankton into her large, large pot of salty water, then applied a heavy, impermeable clay layer to exert great pressure and increase the temperature of the mix. After setting her timer to a few … Continued
Backyard-raised, home-cooked chicken, locally-raised beef sausages, home-smoked trout (smoked with cherry tree wood from their yard!) … local fruits, cheeses, too many desserts to mention (but it’s an Okanagan-peach pie in the photo)… the students at Redfish feasted today on real food, most of it locally grown or raised. And we finished it off with … Continued
Mrs. Schmidt’s Grade 4/5 class took up the Beyond Recycling EcoChallenge in force this week. From trying to turning off lights as often as possible (including at friends’ houses) to trying to recycle more, there are lots of commitments that the students are going to try to make habits. But then there are the students … Continued
Prints of Redfish students’ left hands (along with what they already do) and right hands (showing what they’re willing to start to do) are up and supporting the Earth – increasing our ecological handprints, decreasing our ecological footprints, and helping our planet all at the same time.
Mrs. Schmidt’s class was in fine form today, debating various sources of energy we use, both renewable and non-renewable. While there was a winner in the debate, where one team showed above-and-beyond debating skill and professionalism, no clear winner emerged in terms of the ideal energy source. The take-home message was that, in terms of … Continued