This was the first year I was a Beyond Recycling Educator, I faced a number of challenges but was always excited to teach these classes, and would leave the school feeling uplifted! The challenges I faced were largely around: 1. Feeling confident and prepared for each lesson 2. Working with a busy schedule on both … Continued
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Is your water clean? Is it accessible? As it turns out, this depends on where you live in the world. As Mme Lapierre’s class discovered, most Canadians have access to clean drinking water but many people around the world do not. This week’s lesson, Our Water, had the students re-enacting two alternative water accessibility scenarios. … Continued
Mr. Mcrann’s 5/6s were surprised to learn how much energy Canada and the USA consume per year, per person, as compared with every other area in the world. Canada/USA got, per capita, 54 barrels of oil in the year (as represented by hard candies), far surpassing Europe at 27. And then there’s Africa, where the … Continued
JV Humphries grade 5/6 students had a rousing debate of various energy sources today! They parleyed back and forth on the merits of Wind, Solar, Hydro, Geothermal, Nuclear, and Fossil Fuels. Students at times had so much energy(!) that they almost fell into arguing, but facilitators teacher Keely Grunerud and Beyond Recycling educator Gillian Sanders … Continued
This week in Beyond Recycling, students of Adam Robertson Elementary School learned about water. Students shared what they love about water: quenching their thirst, jumping in a lake on a hot summer day, warm showers, rain, and more.
Mrs. Spensely/Ms. Gibbard’s gr 5/6 class had the opportunity before spring break to do a project for the Earth, as a celebration of what they’ve been learning in Beyond Recycling. This class is big into art, so we decided to make decorations for the new school garden. In small groups, the students designed and decorated … Continued
Students in Mrs Julie’s grade 6 class had an opportunity to get messy and have fun while learning to make paper from recycled materials. Students were up for the challenge and rolled up their sleeves to get to work. Students were divided into stations, from paper ripping, pulp blending, water extraction, flattening and rolling. Needless … Continued
Mrs. B-W’s class at Nicolson Elementary School did some repurposing of text books that were past their prime. Because text books cannot be recycled, Mrs. B-W saved these resources from the landfill! They are a great example of how to turn some trash to treasure. Our class made book bursts and treasure boxes. The book … Continued
Anne Bock’s Grade 5/6’s came ready to debate this spring. Students researched different types of energy production and looked at the benefits and drawbacks of each type. Students worked hard to prepare their debates and showed up prepared and respectful. When asked at the end of the debate is there a clear winner, one students … Continued
The See The Heat program provides the opportunity for Beyond Recycling students in Kaslo, Castlegar and Creston to take home a thermal imaging camera that connects to your smart phone to learn more about the energy efficiency of your home.