This week two classes from Adam Robertson Elementary school and one class from Prince Charles Secondary School visited the Creston landfill to get an idea of what happens to our waste after we throw it away. The students have learned all about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling but they didn’t know about additional waste diversion strategies … Continued
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How can we have a more Sustainable Christmas?
On December 3, 2019, the students of Ms. Gadbois’ grade 4/5 class set up a (mostly) people powered paper factory, just in time to create some homemade paper for Christmas gifts. Previous Beyond Recycling lessons had introduced the students to the idea that all products we use have a lifecycle, from extraction of raw materials, … Continued
FJMES students travel to Cranbrook to learn more about the three R’s and why they are so important.
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