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
The Wildsight Education team dove into action when the CoVid pandemic hit. Our incredible team of passionate educators developed special Beyond Recycling resources to support BR students and BR teachers in providing continuity of learning while learning at home. 1st – Student Pages We created engaging student content for the 27 Beyond Recycling lessons. … 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.
Anne Bock’s class from Jaffray Elementary/ Jr. Secondary School had the chance to make something new from recycling bin materials just before spring break. The Multi-Purpose room was alive with activity the afternoon the students worked hard to make paper. We had five stations that students rotated through including sorting and shredding, blending, pouring … Continued
The students in Mrs. Spensely/Ms. Gibbard’s gr 5/6 class have been talking a lot about waste. Food waste in particular. The Beyond Recycling program starts with a unit on waste, and how waste has changed in type and amount over the years. The gr 5/6’s have been applying this learning to the delicious topic of … Continued
As a final wrap up celebration, Mrs. Spensely/Ms Gibbard’s class had one more food related activity: a Real Food Potluck! Real Food is defined as: · Nutritious: healthy · Near: local · Now: seasonal · Naked: not packaged in disposable wrappers · Natural: whole foods or not heavily processed The students did a great job … Continued