“Wow, that was so fun and so messy” replied a student in Mrs Kauffman’s class at Mc Kim school a few weeks ago. As a Beyond Recycling Educator, the paper making lesson is one of my favourite classes. I used to be a little apprehensive to do this lesson but now its my favourite and … Continued
Students at St Marys school had a chance to learn about how water is valuable to all and so limited in various parts of the world. Through an interactive activity students worked together as a “village” to determine how they would allocate water to 3 main areas (Agriculture, Industry and Human needs) depending on their … Continued
This week the students at St Mary’s school were busy creating their Trash to Treasure projects. The students will share their work with the entire school during Earth Week. If the students weren’t already busy with their regular classwork and T2T project, they chose to take on another project to honour the Earth and show … Continued
Grade 6 students at St Mary’s Catholic Independent School in Cranbrook went on a fun journey through time. Students explored the various ways humans have dealt with waste over the years. Some students bravely got dressed up as historical characters as the class learned how human innovation, agriculture, industry and behavioural change have had an … Continued
The students of Ms. Juliet’s Wildflower class did a plastic free lunch week right after spring break this year. In preparation for this Eco Challenge we made beeswax wraps and sewed some drawstring bags that could be used for snacks in their lunch kits.
When we did our Real Food Potluck at Ms. Juliet’s Wildflower class there was an interesting theme that kept coming up as the students described their dishes they brought- family! Some brought homemade salsa made by grandma with tomatoes from their garden. Others brought cookies and bread made with their mom’s help. Another student brought … Continued
Climate change is a challenging topic to grasp, so thankfully Mrs. Turcon’s class had a series of visuals to help them work through it. First, a model scale was created to help visualize the balance between carbon producers (forest fires, volcanoes, humans burning fossil fuels) and carbon absorbers (trees, oceans). With this, students could see … Continued
Mrs. Turcon’s grade 5s and 6s at McKim Middle School are learning all about how they can make their lives more earth-friendly, and go Beyond Recycling. As part of the first unit of lessons on waste, the class learned how to make new paper out of old paper. They started by tossing scraps of paper … Continued
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