JV Humphries students build planter boxes and grow food! As our Earth Day and EcoChallenge activity, we built planter boxes, filled with soil, seeded, watered, and watched out food grow! We grew delicious radishes and spicy greens and students took turns watering the boxes as needed through spring.
JV Humphries students in Kaslo explored the Lifecycle of Stuff in February 2023.
In Beyond Recycling we take a closer look at the story behind all the stuff we use everyday. Sometimes that involves looking at the raw materials of an ordinary object like a t shirt, and finding out how cotton is grown. Sometimes it involves learning how electricity is produced and how it powers our homes … Continued
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
This week at Erickson Elementary we got to reap the harvest of our earlier work in the spring by harvesting delicious produce from the school garden! What a treat and a way to celebrate the end of the school year. The students munched lettuce, kale, spinach, radishes -even the tops of onions. We also supplemented … Continued
What will our communities look like in 20 years? What if we used renewable energy, ate local food, reduced waste, protected water and used resources wisely? The students in Ms. Cooper and Mr. Davies classes at Erickson Elementary had some great ideas! There were eco-friendly buildings using straw for insulation and solar panels on 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
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