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
The Grade 7 class at J.L. Webster school in Warfield made their own Eco Friendly All Purpose Cleaner to celebrate the 52nd Earth Day! This project started with students learning about what Earth Day is and why we celebrate our planet on April 22. Next they explored cleaning products and looked at the ingredients with … Continued
The grade 6 class at St Mary’s School in Cranbrook celebrated Earth day by creating recycled t-shirt bags. Prior to this class, students shared many creative ideas on ways to help our planet and honour the earth. A reduction of plastic bags usage was mentioned most frequently. For the Earth day class, students brought used … Continued
Ms Shamim’s 4/5 class made art for Earth Day. Taking seemingly unwanted or unusable objects, they flexed their creativity and came up with all sorts of fun and/or beautiful and/or useful objects. The art took a walk over to the Salmo Public Library, where it’s on display for a couple of weeks in celebration of … Continued