This week in Ms Dunham’s grade 6/7 class at Yaqan Nukiy the students played ‘Fishing for Sustainability’. Each group was a village that had to manage the population of fish in their lake. They also had to feed their village, get supplies for the village and run an economy. Each village had their own way … Continued
What does it mean to have tread lightly on the earth? This week Ms Dunham’s grade 6/7 class at Yaqan Nukiy were exploring the idea around the Ecofootprint. The Ecofootprint calculates the resource use and compares it the the Earth’s capacity for biological regeneration. This can be calculated for an individual, businesses, and countries. Metrics … Continued
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
This week Yaqan Nukiy grade 4/5 class took a trip to visit the cows, pastures, milking parlor, bottling and cheese making facilities at Kootenay Meadows. We took a good look at what it takes to produce local dairy products. We also tasted different kinds of cheeses and milk at the dairy. One of the students … Continued
Mr. Marzke’s grade 4/5 class started April with a trip to our local landfill! This Creston Valley Landfill is about a 5-10min drive from the school so it really is in our backyard and reinforces the concept that there is no ‘away’. We can throw out our garbage, but it all stays on Earth, and … Continued
This week in the Beyond Recycling Class at Yaqan Nukiy, we got to use both our wit, our critical thinking and our research to hash out an Energy Debate! We had five teams: Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Nuclear Energy, Hydro Power and Fossil Fuels. Leading up to the Energy Debates, we have been discussing energy, … Continued