Grade 8-12

Environmental Awareness and Solid Waste Prevention.

We have a volume of class options that are educational for them, interactive and fun.  If you would like to talk more about having us in your classroom, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch soon.

Grade 8-12

Our Natural Resources

  • recognize that the earth is the source of everything we make, use, and throw away
  • differentiate between natural resources and human-made items and their associated life cycles.
Leaves

Box City

  • learn about community planning
  • understand the environmental impact of land development
  • learn about the built environment while working on problem solving and social issue skills.
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Food for Thought

  • follow the journey of food from the field to factory to their home
  • understand the environmental impact of their food choices
  • learn about healthy food choices.
Food bowl

Hazardous Routes

  • learn vocabulary and understand labels
  • identify ways people dispose of household hazardous waste
  • identify the impacts these disposal methods have on health and environment.
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Plastic Polymers

  • learn the history of plastics, and how plastics are made
  • recognize the types of plastics and their uses
  • discuss the “plastic island” humans have created
  • make their own plastic.
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Famous Environmentalists

  • learn some historical facts from an environmental perspective
  • understand how, over time, societal changes affected environmental discovery and preservation.
Leaves

Climate Change

  • learn about climate change: causes, consequences and what we can do
  • observe two models representing the greenhouse effect
  • learn how the earth’s weather and climate are impacted.
Globe with thermometer beside it

Eco Logic

  • put their environmental IQ to the test!
  • this Jeopardy-style game challenges students about their natural surroundings
  • explore environmental issues.
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Adopt-a-Worm

Limited number of bins available

  • learn about worm anatomy
  • have hands-on learning about the process of composting with worms
  • care for a worm bin for the school year in the classroom and recycle their lunch waste.

The presentation can be modified to introduce worms BUT not have to care for a bin all school year.

Worm

Salmonids in the Classroom

Limited tanks available

  • rear salmon through the Stream-to-Sea program
  • through Fisheries & Oceans Canada be provided with specially equipped aquariums and fertilized eggs for the class in the fall, and in June the children release their young fry into the Nechako River.

Other presentations about habitat, life cycle, or anatomy/fish dissection are also offered without commitment to tank incubation.

Fish

Forager Fish

Companion program to Salmonids in the Classroom

  • learn the importance of forager fish in the marine ecosystem
  • make connections to the ocean phase of their salmon fry’s life cycle
  • learn about food chains and food webs, and the vital link that certain species have within food webs.
Fish

Wants & Needs

  • recognize the impact of humans on natural systems
  • discuss the difference between wants and needs
  • recognize that responsible consumer choices can result in reduced waste and environmental impact
  • participate in group discussion and activity.
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Buyer’s Choice

  • assess the factors that affect purchases (their classmates and their own)
  • recognize that a number of economic and environmental factors affect consumer choices
  • understand how their choices impact the environment.
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Packaging: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

  • recognize natural resources in packaging
  • identify the different purposes for packaging
  • design their own packaging.
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What the World Eats

  • understand the differences and similarities of the foods that people eat from different countries and culture
  • understand the difference between processed and whole food
  • discuss the environmental impact of food choices.
Food bowl

Second Time Around

  • participate in two skits about reusing materials and write additional parts to the skits
  • recognize the benefits of reuse
  • develop ways to reuse a variety of products.
Recycling symbol

Look at a Modern Landfill

  • identify the destination of the waste they generate at home and at school (conduct a trash audit)
  • identify the negative aspects of dumping or burning trash
  • discuss how landfills are located in areas which are, or were, habitats for people and wildlife
  • learn the “solid waste hierarchy” for best management of our trash and identify the different types of trash
  • make a model landfill.
Landfill facility