This week at Erickson Elementary we got to reap the harvest of our earlier work in the spring by harvesting delicious produce from the school garden! What a treat and a way to celebrate the end of the school year. The students munched lettuce, kale, spinach, radishes -even the tops of onions. We also supplemented … Continued
Author: Melissa Flint
What will our communities look like in 20 years? What if we used renewable energy, ate local food, reduced waste, protected water and used resources wisely? The students in Ms. Cooper and Mr. Davies classes at Erickson Elementary had some great ideas! There were eco-friendly buildings using straw for insulation and solar panels on the … Continued
This week with Ms Cooper and Mr Davies classes at Erickson Elementary school we investigated food. This school is right in the middle of farm land in the Creston Valley, so all the students had lots to contribute about this subject! We discovered that all food has a story and how to become curious about … Continued
Beyond Recycling partnered with the RDCK for a pilot program to bring infrared cameras to three classrooms this winter. The cameras plug into iphone or android devices and make heat loss visible. Students from Twin Rivers Elementary in Castlegar, Adam Robertson Elementary in Creston and JV Humphries in Kaslo participated. Students from the three classes … Continued
This week in Beyond Recycling, students of Adam Robertson Elementary School learned about water. Students shared what they love about water: quenching their thirst, jumping in a lake on a hot summer day, warm showers, rain, and more.
This month in Mr. Blick and Mr. Lauze’s class at Adam Robertson 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
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.