The students in Ms Ronalea’s class at Kimberley Independent School had the opportunity to have some silly fun and get really creative with the Waste Eco Challenge and designed recycled bags from old T- shirts. As you can see the creativity was abundant and students created arm bands and scrunchies.
Beyond Recycling Blog
The grade 5 and 6s are back for another year of Beyond Recycling! After taking a look at what ends up in a typical class garbage bin, the students in Spensley/Gunn’s class travelled back in time to look at how waste has changed over the years. To keep socially distant from the educator, this class … Continued
Many things have changed this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, and Beyond Recycling is no exception. To keep delivering this inspiring, informative and interesting program to grade 5 and 6 students across the Columbia Basin, Wildsight Educators have had to get creative! Educator Kim Urbaniak is having success connecting with Mme. Laporte’s class at … Continued
Mme. Laporte’s class jumped into action right away this fall with their first EcoChallenge. After the class’s very first lesson on Garbology, with a close look at what ends up in typical class garbage bin, the students decided to try their hands at a waste-free lunch. Due to Covid-19, the class garbage isn’t in use, … Continued
And so, without seemingly a moment’s notice, the Holidays were upon us and as I write this time has ticked over to 2021! Happy New Year! Here’s hoping for safety, health and security for all. I finished my year full of joy, by spending the month of December with the Grade 5/6 class at Columbia … Continued
As you can see from this brainstorm of descriptive words related to “waste”, we humans do not have positive associations with waste! Thankfully, there are other hardworking creatures that would make the exact opposite brainstorm, if they had hands or arms. But they’re also too busy decomposing the organic waste in Ms. Curry’s Gr 6/7 … Continued
The Wildsight Education team dove into action when the CoVid pandemic hit. Our incredible team of passionate educators developed special Beyond Recycling resources to support BR students and BR teachers in providing continuity of learning while learning at home. 1st – Student Pages We created engaging student content for the 27 Beyond Recycling lessons. … Continued
During the 2019-20 school year, I had the pleasure of working with a curious and passionate group of twenty-six grade ⅘ students at Kootenay Orchards Elementary School in Cranbrook. I saw a definite shift in their ideas and thoughts surrounding sustainability during our short time together. From creating hand-sewn reusable snack bags to making their … Continued
Students learned how to debate while defending different forms of energy production.
They all have a product Lifecycle! The students at Rossland Summit School discovered that some of their everyday “stuff” has a unique and sometimes complex process of how they are made into products that we use everyday. Groups of students researched their product item starting with their raw materials and then to the manufacturing stage, … Continued