When you get up in the morning and brush your teeth with your electric toothbrush, pull on your jeans and t-shirt, and grab a pencil to write down today’s to-do list, do you ever stop to think about how the batteries you use, jeans you wear and pencil you just used were made? It’s hard … Continued
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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?
February 12, 2019 was Debate Day in Revelstoke at both Begbie View and Arrow Heights Elementary Schools. The debate was about which energy source – fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind, or hydro – is the best. After student groups were assigned an energy source, the teams had two weeks to research facts about advantages of … Continued
Students in three classes in the Columbia Valley – Mr. Sindholt’s Grade 4 – 7, Ms. Wilisky’s Gr 5/6, and Ms. Caswell’s Gr 6/7 – learned how to make artisanal paper just in time for Christmas. Many hands made work light in this process from recycled paper to new beautiful paper. Many hands also made … Continued
Glenmerry Elementary went over and beyond and had the entire school participate!! A total of 140 students and their hot lunches were sorted. Glenmerrys hot lunch was from Subway. Mr. Gales Gr. 7 students did a great job with organizing the packaging pick up from every class. Most of the material was fiber based and there was … Continued
Wow! What a success this Hot Lunch Eco Challenge was. Let’s start with Ms. Powers Gr. 5 class from Kinnaird Elementary in Castlegar. There were 2 classes participating for a total of 36 students. Kinnaird’s Hot Lunch was from Boston Pizza. The students did a great job organizing and sorting all of this packaging material. Before recycling some material, … Continued
The Challenge is on! The Hot Lunch Eco-Challenge that is. Kinnaird Elementary in Castlegar is in a friendly competition with Glenmerry Elementary in Trail. The competition is simple; The school that diverts the most waste from their Hot Lunch WINS!! And the prize; Good Eco-Footprint Karma!! Each Beyond Recycling class has invited another class from … Continued
Students worked hard at a paper making factory to recycle scrap paper into high quality artisan paper.
Grade 5 Students from Lady Grey Elementary School took a field trip to the Golden Landfill and Bottle Depot this fall. Students learned how waste is processed from the marshalling area where mattresses, shingles, metal and drywall are collected while waiting to be recycled. We witnessed a garbage truck dumping a load and the compactor … Continued
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