The grade 5/6 class at St Mary’s school in Cranbrook, had an opportunity to explore the process of making recycled paper. Students ripped, blended, poured, pressed, patted and rolled to finally create some very interesting looking paper. The students were energetic and busy and worked well together. The final product will be used to create … Continued
In Beyond Recycling we take a closer look at the story behind all the stuff we use everyday. Sometimes that involves looking at the raw materials of an ordinary object like a t shirt, and finding out how cotton is grown. Sometimes it involves learning how electricity is produced and how it powers our homes … Continued
When this bizarre moustached & sunglasses-wearing Garbologist appeared in Ms. Curry’s class, one student exclaimed “what on Earth is happening!?” And indeed, what was happening in this class of Grade Seven students at JA Laird Elementary in Invermere? Why was this garbologist rifling through the class garbage & separating items into the categories of recyclables, … Continued
Students from Webster Elementary got their hands dirty at a local farm in Rossland. This “Good Food” field trip was an opportunity for learning about how farming works in a small community. Farmers Dan and Miche were so informative about their water management, extreme weather challenges, and the business side of supplying a community with … Continued
Metal recycling at Ootischenia Landfill.
Lyne’s daughter Fleur, grade 3 participating in the brown paper collect.
Do you like to go for a walk in the woods with a backpack on your back like Riley, pictured above, from Mrs. Murphy’s Grade 5/6/7 class at Martin Morigeau School? Riley isn’t taking any old walk though, she’s walking to get water for her community which is experiencing a period of economic water scarcity. … Continued
Earth Day can be a magical time of celebrating our planet all all that she provides for us. In Beyond Recycling, we make a point to do something special around April 22nd each year. Ms. Rundberg’s class had an opportunity to do something extra special this year, as they are also part of Wildsight’s EcoStewards … Continued
Cons, cons, cons and…pros? It’s much more fun to point out the faults of others than to build yourself up, Ms. Rundberg’s class realized when wrapping up their energy unit of Beyond Recycling. The energy unit included lessons about the types of energy, the different sources of energy, and then a close look at the … Continued
Just as a seesaw requires coordination, communication, and patience to balance, so does the waste system here in the East Kootenays. As the wonderful people of the East Kootenays reduce the quantity of “stuff” in their garbages, the lifespan and space available in the landfill increases. Students from Mrs. Murphy’s Grade 5/6/7 class from … Continued