This spring, Ms. B-W’s grade 4/5 class has been busy learning to become good stewards of the land. In March they participated in a Student Action Plan with the Know Your Watershed program to do a river side clean up along the Columbia River that runs close to their school. They incorporated previous learning from … Continued
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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
Students from Lady Grey School in Golden combined learning about simple machines, power generation and reusing into making these solar updraft towers! These towers are placed in a sunny window creating an updraft that spins the propeller on top. How could this be used to generate power?
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
The students in Ms Ronalea’s grade 6/7 class at KIS in Kimberley had their last Beyond Recycling class. We decided to take it to the Kimberley Nature Park, where we started with the “We are Nature” class in the fall. Students shared with the group their favourite lessons and experiences from the program. Lessons like … Continued
We here in the Upper Columbia Valley, All need our water to drink, swim, wash, To plant our seeds and watch them grow. Every time we turn on the taps the water just Runs, runs, and runs. Water, water, everywhere… We used to take our water for granted, Always there when we … Continued
For Earth Day this year, Mme Laporte’s grade 5/6s took a deep diver into their own sustainability by investigating their personal EcoFootprints. The students were already working on a project building 3D models of First Nations Tipis, so we looked at our lifestyle in comparison to a traditional First Nations lifestyle of living off the … Continued
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, tying the mini-BR unit with Mr. Mertens’ unit on Globalisation
Here are the posters Mrs. Graham’s class at St. Joseph’s School in Nelson created for their presentations!
Students at Ecole Isabella Dicken Elementary School worked hard to take things destined for the trash or recycling and make them into something new again.