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
Two classes at Isabella Dicken Elemtentary School have dove headfirst into the Beyond Recycling EcoChallenge. Students have been taking action to reduce the size of their footprint as well as their impact on the Earth. "It’s amazing to see what the students and their families have taken on." said Fernie’s Beyond Recycling Educator, Dawn Deydey. … Continued
We watched some thought provoking films with the Isabella Dicken Elementary School classes this week. This was one of the favorites. Students considered the many times they turn items on and off throughout the day. Conversations led us to think about the simple act of turning things off or unplugging electronics can make a big … Continued
Students thought is was quite entertaining to have a lesson on water on the one day the school floods. It’s the way it worked in Fernie. The class took place in the student services room because the middle school student classrooms had been flooded that morning. In Fernie, we rarely have water issues. Students were … Continued