The students in Ms Ronalea’s grade 6/7 class at KIS in Kimberley had their last Beyond Recycling class. We decided to take it to the Kimberley Nature Park, where we started with the “We are Nature” class in the fall. Students shared with the group their favourite lessons and experiences from the program. Lessons like … Continued
For Earth Day this year, Mme Laporte’s grade 5/6s took a deep diver into their own sustainability by investigating their personal EcoFootprints. The students were already working on a project building 3D models of First Nations Tipis, so we looked at our lifestyle in comparison to a traditional First Nations lifestyle of living off the … Continued
Students at Ecole Isabella Dicken Elementary School worked hard to take things destined for the trash or recycling and make them into something new again.
Students at Kimberley Independent School had the chance to apply many of the lessons learned throughout the Beyond Recycling program into beautifully designed Eco communities. Students were given the challenge to create a community that demonstrated the eco footprint concept as well as share their Cities of the Future with their classmates and cohort classes. … Continued
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