Students at Frank J Mitchell Elementary School got their hands dirty learning how to recycle scrap paper into fantasticly colourful new paper.
Students at Frank J. Mitchell Elementary School explored the hidden life of common place items such as soccer balls, aluminum cans and jean pants.
Grade ⅚ students from Kootenay Orchard in Cranbrook did their part earlier this month to reduce the amount of single use plastics they use. After a Beyond Recycling lesson called “It’s A Plastic World”, students were shocked at the amount of single use plastics used in our everyday lives, and even more shocked that so … Continued
FJMES students travel to Cranbrook to learn more about the three R’s and why they are so important.
All the grade six students at Isabella Dicken Elementary School in Fernie, British Columbia went on an adventure to explore where their garbage and recycling goes. As part of the Beyond Recycling Waste Field Trip students hopped onto a school bus to Cranbrook. Staff from the Regional District of the East Kootenay then toured students … Continued
Students follow the path of electricity from its source to their school!
Earth Day is a special celebration in Beyond Recycling classes, and Mrs. Turcon’s class undertook a special project to show their appreciation. In conjunction with their grade 7 buddy class, the grade 5s used felt to create a wall hanging for the school’s multi-purpose room. First, the students learned the ins and outs of using … Continued
The grade six students from Isabella Dicken Elementary School took the challenge to take things they would normally recycle or throw away and turn it into something useful again. Students really took this challenge to heart and made some amazing items that extended the lifecycle of the materials they used.
Climate change is a challenging topic to grasp, so thankfully Mrs. Turcon’s class had a series of visuals to help them work through it. First, a model scale was created to help visualize the balance between carbon producers (forest fires, volcanoes, humans burning fossil fuels) and carbon absorbers (trees, oceans). With this, students could see … Continued
Mrs. Turcon’s grade 5s and 6s at McKim Middle School are learning all about how they can make their lives more earth-friendly, and go Beyond Recycling. As part of the first unit of lessons on waste, the class learned how to make new paper out of old paper. They started by tossing scraps of paper … Continued