In our Beyond Recycling Program, we talk a lot about ways that we can reduce waste. Mrs Delcaro’s and Mr. Blick’s classes just had two back to back field trips to really dive deep in the programs that make waste reduction a reality in the valley. Last week, we went to the Creston landfill to … Continued
This week we explored the idea of an Ecological Footprint calculator with Mrs. Delcaro and Mr. Blick’s 4/5 classes. Everything we use in our daily lives comes from the earth. But how much can the earth produce for us? And how much can the earth absorb in the form of waste? Are Canadians living within … Continued
This semester, in Mrs. Delcaro’s and Mr. Blick’s classes, we have been learning about waste and how everyday objects are made. Lots of students have shared how they reduce the waste in their household. For example, one student said ‘In our house we are pretty careful when we wrap gifts, and try to reuse the … Continued
Beyond Recycling partnered with the RDCK for a pilot program to bring infrared cameras to three classrooms this winter. The cameras plug into iphone or android devices and make heat loss visible. Students from Twin Rivers Elementary in Castlegar, Adam Robertson Elementary in Creston and JV Humphries in Kaslo participated. Students from the three classes … 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.
This month in Mr. Blick and Mr. Lauze’s class at Adam Robertson Elementary School we are starting a waste free lunch challenge! When we did a garbage audit in October and January we noticed there are still many wrappers, cling wrap and plastic bags that are thrown out. There is also food waste! Perfectly good … Continued
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
The grade 5/6 at Adam Robertson Elementary School became architects, planners and designers of Cities of the Future.
This week with Mrs. Walker’s 5/6 class at Adam Robertson Elementary School, we explored resource management with a game. We had six villages that each had to manage the fish populations in their lakes, feed their villages, buy supplies and sell fish to support the economy of their village. Each village had different strategies to … Continued
Last week Mrs. Walker’s Grade 5/6 class took a trip to the Creston Landfill. We looked at where the materials are recycled, how waste is separated into categories like metal, yard waste, woody materials and garbage.