Environmental Education

Since 2009, the RDCK has supported the Wildsight Beyond Recycling program which provides environmental education in local elementary schools.

The Beyond Recycling program aims to equip students with the knowledge they need to make important decisions for our planet. Throughout this program, students will look critically at the impact, or ecological footprint, of their schools, homes and businesses. Students will investigate the true environmental cost of a products lifecycle, including: extraction of raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, and distribution. The phenomenon of climate change will be explored and students will gain an understanding of the concept of cumulative impacts: that the choices they make on a daily basis contribute to the global issue of climate change. The program delves into water conservation concepts and the importance of watershed protection.

Through research, field trips, videos and special presentations, students will start to understand how our planet is impacted by our lifestyles, and the changes we can make to lighten our footprint. This interactive program complements BC Ministry of Education curriculum, providing opportunities for teachers to incorporate the activities and lessons into their own teaching. Beyond Recycling educators visit participating classes once a week from October through May. In 2017/2018, the program delivered 24 weekly lessons to 6 participating grade 5, 7 and 8 classrooms within the RDCK. Find out more about the Wildsight Beyond Recycling program at their webpage https://beyondrecycling.ca/

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