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!
Education about where our food comes from and how it’s grown is important in developing citizens who care enough to spend a little more to support local farmers and minimize their impact on planet Earth. Thus with those goals in mind, for their Good Food field trip, Mrs. Wilisky’s Grade 5/6 class from JA Laird … Continued
Students at Canal Flat’s Martin Morigeau Grade 4 – 7 class love hands-on learning. So help meet their learning style and provide a fun way to learn about nutritious & natural foods made from scratch, five teams of students participated in a cook off! Teams were given 30 minutes to read their recipe, find their … Continued
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that if you ask someone to stop doing or using something that’s key to their lifestyle, you need to provide or brainstorm an alternative. For example, if you just tell someone who relies on fishing for their entire livelihood to stop fishing as the local fish population … Continued
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
“Reduce Reuse Recycle” has been a common motto over the course of the Beyond Recycling year. However, recently students at Martin Morigeau School in Canal Flats were challenged to put the “reuse” statement into action. Students were first introduced to others around the world who have made amazing products, objects, tools, or toys from items … 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.
And the Best Energy Source is…Well, that depends. Where are you? What time of day is it? What natural resources do you have available? How much money do you have? And, who is debating the topic? Mme. Webster’s grade 6 class rose to the occasion and debated the pros and cons of 5 different energy … Continued