This month in Mr. Blick and Mr. Lauze’s class at Adam Roberston Elementary School we are starting a waste free lunch challenge! When we did a garbage audit in October and January we noticed there are still many wrappers, cling wrap and plastic bags that are thrown out. There is also food waste! Perfectly good … Continued
Author: Melissa Flint
This week two classes from Adam Robertson Elementary school and one class from Prince Charles Secondary School visited the Creston landfill to get an idea of what happens to our waste after we throw it away. The students have learned all about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling but they didn’t know about additional waste diversion strategies … Continued
The students of Ms. Juliet’s Wildflower class did a plastic free lunch week right after spring break this year. In preparation for this Eco Challenge we made beeswax wraps and sewed some drawstring bags that could be used for snacks in their lunch kits.
When we did our Real Food Potluck at Ms. Juliet’s Wildflower class there was an interesting theme that kept coming up as the students described their dishes they brought- family! Some brought homemade salsa made by grandma with tomatoes from their garden. Others brought cookies and bread made with their mom’s help. Another student brought … Continued
Recently in Ms. Juliet’s Wildflower class in Creston, we appreciated the wonderful qualities of water! The students shared their appreciation for water like: they could drink it, swim in it, jump in puddles, watch the rain drop on a windowsill.
Today’s lesson was all about how people are interconnected and dependent with the incredible diversity of life on earth! Mr. Brauer’s grade 5/6 class at Yaqan Nukiy braved the cold morning for a brisk walk through the forest to get some insight on our relationship with nature. The students made great observations on how we … Continued
This week in Mr. Brauer’s 5/6 class at Yaqan Nukiy we explored community resource management. How can communities help manage their local resources so they are available for future generations?
After learning about product lifecycle and how much one-time plastic we use in our day to day lives, the students from Mr. Brauer’s grade 5/6 class at Yaqan Nukiy school did a project to make beeswax wrap. Beeswax wrap can be used to wrap snacks in instead of using plastic wrap. It is easy to … Continued
This year we made a food feast with local ingredients and visited Kootenay Meadows to understand the cheese making and dairy farming. The feast and field trip were a wonderful way to celebrate everything we have been doing this year and to support learning about local food!
What would it be like if we had more renewable energy in our communities? Cleaner forms of transportation? Access to fresh and local food? Zero waste? Conservation and protection of local water resources?