Our program-end celebration included a slideshow of the amazing year we had. So many great memories of all the activities, costumes, debates, slideshows, games, art projects,videos, Eco-Challenge, potluck, field trip… There were prizes for the top Eco-Challenge participants, as well as a rousing game of "Beyond Recycling Jeopardy" Thanks All, for a great year!!
Our class field trip to the transfer station, landfill and recycling centre was a fantastic day, and we learned a lot! We saw how all the different kinds of garbage can be separated, and so much of it can be reused and recycled. We learned about ‘product stewardship’ of certain items, and about where our … Continued
Our Real Food Potluck was a huge success! Everyone brought food that was homegrown or home-processed, or had come from within a 100-mile radius of Blewett. Some ingredients were hard to get from around here, but we were amazed at the feast we had with canned good, home-cooked treats and mostly-local and organic food- YUMMM!
We learned about the importance of doing something to make a difference… with our own two hands! We wrote what we were already doing to shrink our footprint, and then said some of the things we could do. We took home the Eco-Challenge, so we could see what our families do now and how we … Continued
We learned about EARTH HOUR-Sat. March 31-8:30! We’re all turning off our lights and not using any electricity in that time! We watched slides and learned about our ECO-FOOTPRINT. It shows how we use the environment. We learned that there’s 1.7 ha of productive land available to humans per person! Canadians use 8.8 ha per … Continued
Carbon dioxide is one of the natural greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. It acts like A blanket over our earth so that we have the climate that we do, in order to survive. Because of burning fossil fuels there are too many green house gases in our atmosphere. The climate is getting warmer, with more … Continued
We got into 5 groups and researched five ways of generating energy: Fossil Fuels, Hydro, Wind, Solar and Nuclear. Each group presented positive things about their energy. The rest of the class debated disadvantages about that energy source. We discovered that there is no perfect energy source. The best thing we can do is use … Continued
We broke into small groups of three students and picked a product. We studied about where it was made, what it was made of, the environmental impacts the building of the product had and what happens to it after it is used. We were surprised by the number of places the ingredients (materials) had to … Continued
We looked at pictures of the various stages of blue jean production. We talked with a partner about environmental impacts of making jeans. Here are some of the concerns we came up with: -Cutting trees -Planting cotton -Spraying pesticides -Picking/transporting raw cotton -Toxic dyes used -Shipped long distances to sew -Sewing done by poor people … Continued
PLASTIC OCEAN! “Green Gorilla” video talked about replacing plastic bags with cloth bags something everyone can do! We glued plastic items together to make a “gyre” we wrote statements about plastic in the oceans. We included ocean creatures and made a “plastic ocean” scene on a bulletin board. By Frankie and Blewett School Grade 4/5 … Continued