Recently in Ms. Juliet’s Wildflower class in Creston, we appreciated the wonderful qualities of water! The students shared their appreciation for water like: they could drink it, swim in it, jump in puddles, watch the rain drop on a windowsill.
Today’s lesson was all about how people are interconnected and dependent with the incredible diversity of life on earth! Mr. Brauer’s grade 5/6 class at Yaqan Nukiy braved the cold morning for a brisk walk through the forest to get some insight on our relationship with nature. The students made great observations on how we … Continued
This week in Mr. Brauer’s 5/6 class at Yaqan Nukiy we explored community resource management. How can communities help manage their local resources so they are available for future generations?
After learning about product lifecycle and how much one-time plastic we use in our day to day lives, the students from Mr. Brauer’s grade 5/6 class at Yaqan Nukiy school did a project to make beeswax wrap. Beeswax wrap can be used to wrap snacks in instead of using plastic wrap. It is easy to … Continued
Beyond Recycling has been a journey of discovery for Ms. Vibe’s 5/6 class. From learning the science of garbology to paper making and creating power – it has been a fun adventure. For the final lesson students began by exploring their back yard with a nature connections scavenger hunt. Nakusp Elementary School has a forest … Continued
Over the past few months the students in Ms. Vibe’s grade 5/6 class have been exploring the world beyond recycling. This enthusiastic group has discovered how waste has changed over time, why it is important to use less plastic, what the path of power looks like in our province, what their eco-footprint is, and much … Continued
Students from JV Humphries in Kaslo participated in their Energy Debates last week with great enthusiasm! Groups of students were assigned a renewable or non-renewable energy source (solar, hydro, wind, fossil fuels, or nuclear) and researched the pros and cons of each source. They defended ‘their’ energy source with a vehemence that startled us all, … Continued
This year we made a food feast with local ingredients and visited Kootenay Meadows to understand the cheese making and dairy farming. The feast and field trip were a wonderful way to celebrate everything we have been doing this year and to support learning about local food!
What would it be like if we had more renewable energy in our communities? Cleaner forms of transportation? Access to fresh and local food? Zero waste? Conservation and protection of local water resources?
Canyon Lister Elementary School is doing a number of interesting projects to reduce the amount of waste at their school! They are doing a school wide compost, litter free lunches and investigating the litter that ends up on the school grounds.