FJMES students travel to Cranbrook to learn more about the three R’s and why they are so important.
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All the grade six students at Isabella Dicken Elementary School in Fernie, British Columbia went on an adventure to explore where their garbage and recycling goes. As part of the Beyond Recycling Waste Field Trip students hopped onto a school bus to Cranbrook. Staff from the Regional District of the East Kootenay then toured students … Continued
Students follow the path of electricity from its source to their school!
When you throw something in the trash, recycling, or out the window, do you know where it goes, how long it takes to break down or be turned into something else? Does recycling actually make a difference? The Grade 4 – 7 class from Martin Morigeau in Canal Flats headed to Cranbrook to learn the … Continued
Have you ever noticed how the branching vein pattern seen in a leaf is very similar to how our arteries branch into ever smaller arterioles and capillaries? Or have you ever noticed how embryonic images of humans and many other animals are very similar up to a certain stage in development? Well in Beyond Recycling’s … Continued
Oven temperature: low 20’C’s Preparation time: 1 – 2 hours Feeds: 27 students from Ms. Wilisky’s Grade 5/6 class from JA Laird Elementary Directions: a) Teach students about what “real” food means through Beyond Recycling’s “True Cost of Food” lesson. This includes foods that are near (locally grown & fresh), natural (not processed), naked (little … Continued
Education about where our food comes from and how it’s grown is important in developing citizens who care enough to spend a little more to support local farmers and minimize their impact on planet Earth. Thus with those goals in mind, for their Good Food field trip, Mrs. Wilisky’s Grade 5/6 class from JA Laird … Continued
Students at Canal Flat’s Martin Morigeau Grade 4 – 7 class love hands-on learning. So help meet their learning style and provide a fun way to learn about nutritious & natural foods made from scratch, five teams of students participated in a cook off! Teams were given 30 minutes to read their recipe, find their … Continued
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that if you ask someone to stop doing or using something that’s key to their lifestyle, you need to provide or brainstorm an alternative. For example, if you just tell someone who relies on fishing for their entire livelihood to stop fishing as the local fish population … Continued
Earth Day is a special celebration in Beyond Recycling classes, and Mrs. Turcon’s class undertook a special project to show their appreciation. In conjunction with their grade 7 buddy class, the grade 5s used felt to create a wall hanging for the school’s multi-purpose room. First, the students learned the ins and outs of using … Continued