Grade 4/5 Students from Mr. Hein and Mr. Richard’s classes at Lady Grey Elementary School had the opportunity to visit the Golden Food Bank on May 29 and 31! Educator Karen Temple-Beamish met the classes at the Golden Food Bank and shared her extensive knowledge on food security, growing and eating local food, and worm … Continued
Gr. 4/5 students at Lady Grey Elementary School use scrap paper from the classroom to create their own beautiful, unique pieces of recycled paper. Students highlighted how by making their own paper, they are reducing the impacts of producing brand new paper on the environment.
The end of the school year is officially here. And what better way to finish Beyond Recycling in Golden than a trip to our local landfill to see it all in action!? I was joined by Graham and Paige from the CSRD along with Wildsight Educator Carrie Ferguson with both of my Beyond Recycling classes … Continued
Students from Lady Grey School in Golden combined learning about simple machines, power generation and reusing into making these solar updraft towers! These towers are placed in a sunny window creating an updraft that spins the propeller on top. How could this be used to generate power?
On a sunny afternoon, students from Ms. Wilson’s class took a step back time, in the school yard at Lady Grey Elementary. The students travelled from the time of hunter gatherers up until modern times predicting how much waste was created during each time period. To accomplish this, signs were made out of reused materials … Continued
Students from Ms. Jefferson’s class at Lady Grey Elementary completed some really cool research projects this year! Students were assigned a product that they would be studying: what raw materials went into making the product how the product was made how the product was transported where the product was sold how the product was used … Continued
Student’s from Mrs. Broderick’s Beyond Recycling Class prepared, set up and ran a booth at their school’s Spring Fling. The booth had fun activities where players could test their recycling knowledge and learn more about where to recycle: small appliances (at the landfill), where to take hazardous waste (landfill on Saturday’s 10-4pm) and where to … Continued
Larry the Garbologist visited two Beyond Recycling classrooms to help do waste inventories. Some of the surprising things that Larry found in the classroom’s garbage cans were food waste and items that could be recycled. This inspired one of the classes to set up a compost bin in their classroom. The classes discussed how to … Continued
Grade 5 Students from Lady Grey Elementary School took a field trip to the Golden Landfill and Bottle Depot this fall. Students learned how waste is processed from the marshalling area where mattresses, shingles, metal and drywall are collected while waiting to be recycled. We witnessed a garbage truck dumping a load and the compactor … Continued
To help celebrate Earth Day, students from Golden’s Lady Grey Elementary School planted vegetable and sunflower seeds to start in their classroom. The students brought in post-consumer waste containers to re-use as vegetable pots. We drilled holes into the bottoms to allow the extra water to drain out. Students found the larger containers worked the … Continued