K-3 Programs

Environmental Awareness, Solid Waste and the 3R’s.

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 K-3

Our Natural Resources

  • differentiate between natural and human-made items
  • describe how families use natural resources
  • make your own pet rock.

Litter Hunt

Offered in April, May, June, Sept. or Oct.

  • define what litter is
  • describe some effects of litter on the environment
  • describe ways that students generate and prevent litter
  • go on a field trip to their school grounds and pick up litter.

Nature & Pond Study

Offered in May or June

  • have the opportunity to explore basic aspects of the natural world at Forests for the World
  • be provided with field materials (nets, magnifying glasses, water testing materials, field guides) and a field notebook with specific tasks.

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.


  • explore the water cycle through demonstrations and activities
  • create their own water cycle
  • learn about water pollution and how it affects drinking water, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

Garden Visit

Offered in May and June only

  • learn about the plants that grow in the garden
  • play “Buggy Bingo” while discovering bugs that share the garden
  • learn how food and garden wastes are turned into compost
  • hold a worm and discover cool worm facts.

Plants & Gardening

  • name the parts of a plant and their function
  • identify what plants need to live
  • understand the plant lifecycle
  • understand how plants and insects benefit each other
  • make their own lifecycle diagram.


Limited number of bins available

  • have hands on learning about the process of composting with worms and their anatomy
  • 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.

What is Trash?

  • define garbage (waste, trash)
  • re-evaluate waste as a more productive resource that can be recycled, reused or composted
  • make a recycled craft.

Where is Away?  A Look at a Landfill.

  • understand there is no ‘away’ in ‘throw it away’
  • learn about where their garbage goes (the landfill)
  • make a model landfill and learn what happens to different materials over time.

Meet Dumpy!

  • meet a real live, walking, talking landfill
  • Dumpy, “the Overfed Landfill”, will introduce children to recycling, waste reduction and environmental issues!

Wants & Needs

  • define a want and a need, quantity and quality, and necessities and luxuries
  • make predictions about the impact of certain behaviors (uses The Lorax by Dr. Seuss)
  • assess why we want something
  • recognize that they have choices which will reduce waste and environmental impact.

Classroom Trash

  • take a first-hand look at their classroom waste
  • discuss excess packaging and determine ways to reduce their waste
  • make a recycled craft.

Trash or Treasure?

  • recognize that many things can be saved and reused
  • realize that sharing or giving are good alternatives to throwing away
  • identify reuse as an important way to help the environment
  • make a recycled craft.

Cycles & Recycles

  • apply their knowledge of cycles (water, insect, amphibian, mammal) to understand the process of recycling
  • identify recycling as a cycle that can help conserve natural resources
  • make a recycled craft.

Composting in a Jar

  • examine how some wastes are recyclable through composting
  • learn the vocabulary words decompose and compost
  • learn how compost helps the soil and plants
  • learn how to compost by creating their own mini composter.

Ellie the Elephant & Plastics

  • learn the history of plastics and how plastics are made
  • recognize the types of plastics and their uses
  • make your own plastic.

So Many Cookies… So Much Packaging

  • discuss cookie packaging and compare the different packaging of their favourite cookies
  • look at where their your come from (distance)
  • discuss which packaged cookies are best for the environment
  • make an envelope out of newspaper to hold their special note/drawing for a parent.