The grade 5/6 class at St Mary’s school in Cranbrook, had an opportunity to explore the process of making recycled paper. Students ripped, blended, poured, pressed, patted and rolled to finally create some very interesting looking paper. The students were energetic and busy and worked well together. The final product will be used to create … Continued
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In Beyond Recycling we take a closer look at the story behind all the stuff we use everyday. Sometimes that involves looking at the raw materials of an ordinary object like a t shirt, and finding out how cotton is grown. Sometimes it involves learning how electricity is produced and how it powers our homes … Continued
Gr. 4/5 students at Lady Grey Elementary School use scrap paper from the classroom to create their own beautiful, unique pieces of recycled paper. Students highlighted how by making their own paper, they are reducing the impacts of producing brand new paper on the environment.
Grade 4/5/6 class create new paper from their recycling.
Ms. Spensley’s grade 5 and 6s decided to tackle a waste EcoChallenge this year with a decorative twist. The McKim Middle School students took on the challenge of decorating Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook’s first ever Winter Market. Beyond Recycling starts with the students learning about the different types of waste, and what actually belongs in the trash, … Continued
When this bizarre moustached & sunglasses-wearing Garbologist appeared in Ms. Curry’s class, one student exclaimed “what on Earth is happening!?” And indeed, what was happening in this class of Grade Seven students at JA Laird Elementary in Invermere? Why was this garbologist rifling through the class garbage & separating items into the categories of recyclables, … Continued
The end of the school year is officially here. And what better way to finish Beyond Recycling in Golden than a trip to our local landfill to see it all in action!? I was joined by Graham and Paige from the CSRD along with Wildsight Educator Carrie Ferguson with both of my Beyond Recycling classes … Continued
So here we are; June already? How has the school year gone by already? Most importantly, how do you wrap up 8 months of Beyond Recycling? The students of Nicholson Elementary were ready to put words and lessons into action by doing their annual Beyond Recycling Riverside Clean-Up. Students were amazed by all the hidden … Continued
Students from Webster Elementary got their hands dirty at a local farm in Rossland. This “Good Food” field trip was an opportunity for learning about how farming works in a small community. Farmers Dan and Miche were so informative about their water management, extreme weather challenges, and the business side of supplying a community with … Continued
Metal recycling at Ootischenia Landfill.