With the weather warming up, what better way to learn about connection to nature than to go outside! The grade 5/6s jumped at the chance to take their final Beyond Recycling lesson outdoors into the Kimberley Nature Park. The students have been coming to this outdoor classroom regularly all year, but this was the first … Continued
Crafty action projects for a crafty class! One of the classes’ favourite parts of Beyond Recycling so far was turning waste into art. So, when it was time to choose an Earth Action Project, we did it again! This time, we used old t-shirts and sewed them into re-usable bags. Some students brought their own … Continued
April 22nd will be here before we know it, and we are offering our Columbia Basin teachers some extra help with their Earth Day planning. We have put together a special Earth Day bundle with free access to some of our favorite Beyond Recycling Earth Day lessons. These well-tested, easy-to-use, engaging lessons have never been … Continued
Fernie students spent a couple weeks delving into information about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. They learned about hydroelectric, coal, oil, geothermal, nuclear, wind and solar energy. They all arrived prepared for fight, but a respectful one filled with well-researched information. Was there a clear winner? We might like to say they are all the … Continued
The students in Ms Ronalea’s class at Kimberley Independent School had the opportunity to have some silly fun and get really creative with the Waste Eco Challenge and designed recycled bags from old T- shirts. As you can see the creativity was abundant and students created arm bands and scrunchies.
The grade 5 and 6s are back for another year of Beyond Recycling! After taking a look at what ends up in a typical class garbage bin, the students in Spensley/Gunn’s class travelled back in time to look at how waste has changed over the years. To keep socially distant from the educator, this class … Continued
Many things have changed this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, and Beyond Recycling is no exception. To keep delivering this inspiring, informative and interesting program to grade 5 and 6 students across the Columbia Basin, Wildsight Educators have had to get creative! Educator Kim Urbaniak is having success connecting with Mme. Laporte’s class at … Continued
Mme. Laporte’s class jumped into action right away this fall with their first EcoChallenge. After the class’s very first lesson on Garbology, with a close look at what ends up in typical class garbage bin, the students decided to try their hands at a waste-free lunch. Due to Covid-19, the class garbage isn’t in use, … Continued
During the 2019-20 school year, I had the pleasure of working with a curious and passionate group of twenty-six grade ⅘ students at Kootenay Orchards Elementary School in Cranbrook. I saw a definite shift in their ideas and thoughts surrounding sustainability during our short time together. From creating hand-sewn reusable snack bags to making their … Continued
Students learned how to debate while defending different forms of energy production.