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
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.
Isabella Dicken Elementary School students took recycling into their own hands by making handmade paper. The Beyond Recycling program turned the classroom into a paper making factory and students got to work to turn waste paper from the school into new colorful paper they can use again. Students loved this big messy, noisy project and … Continued
Ruby decided to tackle the issue of plastic waste with her Trash2Treasure project. She took 400 plastic bags and wove them in a sturdy hammock using a 4 strand braiding technique. Ruby says “I think we should create less waste because it is dangerous to the environment and can endanger many animals on land and … Continued
What happens to all that stuff we throw “away”? How much of our waste can be diverted from our local landfill by reducing, reusing, repairing, refusing, rethinking and recycling? We took a tour to find out more!
If you thought all your food comes from far away, think again. JA Laird’s Beyond Recycling students have been learning about local food and it’s benefits for the planet. After discussing the true environmental costs of common food, Ms. King’s grade 4/5 class took a trip to Winderberry Greenhouse and Nursery, just up the highway … Continued
Windermere Elementary’s Beyond Recycling students had an afternoon full of positive environmental action last week, combining their year-end potluck with their Earth Day project. The Real Food Potluck is to celebrate the end of their Beyond Recycling learning journey. Each student brought something to share that was either nutritious, natural, now, near, or naked. Students … Continued
Today’s Garbology lesson outcome was amazing!!! The discussion after the lesson was so inspiring. The students took it upon themselves to initiate their class “Eco Challenge”. One of their Eco Challenge will be series of waste challenges. The first one being a personal challenge to produce as little waste at lunch by bringing litter-less lunches . The … Continued
Earth Day in Fernie was some SERIOUS fun this year. Students of all ages join in the activities at the Fernie Arts Station on April 22nd, 2014. Activities included an earth felting project, worm composting, trash to treasure crafting, cinema showcase movies, and free popcorn and snacks.
When we examine the life cycle of the stuff we use every day, we start to understand the whole story of the stuff we use. This lesson inspired the Fernie students to take a deep look into 4 common day items. Students worked in groups to understand the whole story of their product and talked … Continued