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
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
Students at JV Humphries were super excited to share their new knowledge on the lifecycles of everyday items. They researched what items are made from, how these materials were extracted from the earth and some of the impacts related to extraction, how items were manufactured and associated impacts, how we use the items after we … Continued
It’s a Plastic World! In this lesson we thought about how much plastic is in our everyday lives and shared how many items we had touched in our day that were made of plastic. We then learned how plastic can be harmful to the environment, especially when it’s accumulated in the oceans.
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
Students from JV Humphries in Kaslo participated in their Energy Debates last week with great enthusiasm! Groups of students were assigned a renewable or non-renewable energy source (solar, hydro, wind, fossil fuels, or nuclear) and researched the pros and cons of each source. They defended ‘their’ energy source with a vehemence that startled us all, … Continued