The Rosemont Grade 5/6 class has been thinking about Recycling and Beyond since the New Year! After many lessons, diligent research into the lifecycle of products, energy options and creative presentations, it was time to celebrate by getting messy and loopy! We made our very own recycled paper using scraps from the classroom recycling, water … Continued
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This week in Ms Dunham’s grade 6/7 class at Yaqan Nukiy the students played ‘Fishing for Sustainability’. Each group was a village that had to manage the population of fish in their lake. They also had to feed their village, get supplies for the village and run an economy. Each village had their own way … Continued
Madame Keri Russel and her Gr. 5/6 class from Twin Rivers Elementary had fun learning about all things plastic in their 5th Beyond Recycling lesson. Students explored the pros and cons of plastics and watched a short video explaining the process of fossil fuel accumulation. With the students as her guide, Mme Russel become the … Continued
What does it mean to have tread lightly on the earth? This week Ms Dunham’s grade 6/7 class at Yaqan Nukiy were exploring the idea around the Ecofootprint. The Ecofootprint calculates the resource use and compares it the the Earth’s capacity for biological regeneration. This can be calculated for an individual, businesses, and countries. Metrics … Continued
Ms Nelson’s grade 5/6 class spent a busy and very productive afternoon working on the third “R” of the 3 R’s: Recycling! We took paper from the recycling bin and made beautiful, colourful and memorable new paper. Everyone was able to make their own creatiion, and the results are impressive (and quite beautiful).
On a beautiful, sunny day in Revelstoke, the students of the Beyond Recycling program embarked on their final field trip of the year. Excitement filled the air as they hopped on their bikes and pedaled less than 2 kilometers to their destination: First Light Farm! This local farm, operated by Jesse and Chris for the … Continued
For as long as I’ve been a Beyond Recycling educator in Invermere, I’ve been taking Beyond Recycling classes to Cranbrook for their Waste Field Trip. We’ve visited the big central landfill, the central bottle depot for the Kootenays, and the Materials Recovery Facility – all great learning experiences. However, this year, Kristen Curry, the teacher … Continued
What do Moms love the most on Mothers Day? Yes, a homemade card made with love, but even better when its on paper that your kid made themselves! Grade 6 students and Twin Rivers Elementary school made their own sheet of beautiful paper from recycled paper. After blending, screening, pressing, and drying, the students created … Continued
Mrs. Baker’s Grade 6 students at Kinnaird Elementary School visited the Ootishenia landfill to experience where “away” is in the phrase “just throw it away!” First the students had a tour of the recycling stations and went over the do’s and don’ts of dropping off those recyclable materials that do not get picked up by … Continued
JV Humphries students build planter boxes and grow food! As our Earth Day and EcoChallenge activity, we built planter boxes, filled with soil, seeded, watered, and watched out food grow! We grew delicious radishes and spicy greens and students took turns watering the boxes as needed through spring.