School Programs

All presentations are FREE and about 1 hr in length

For Grades K-3

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS PROGRAMS

 

Our Natural Resources

Students will:

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

 

Litter Hunt

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

Students will:

  • 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

(May/June)

Students will:

  • 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)

Students will:

  • 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 (habitat, life cycle, anatomy /fish dissection) are also offered without commitment to tank incubation

 

H2Ozone

Students will:

  • 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

(May-June only)

Students will:

  • 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

Students will:

  • 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

 

SOLID WASTE PROGRAMS

 

What Is Trash?

Students will:

  • 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

Students will:

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

 

Meet Dumpy!

Students will:

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

 

Adopt-a-Worm

(limited number of bins)

Students will:

  • 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

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

 

3 R'S PROGRAMS

 

Wants and Needs

Students will:

  • 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

Students will:

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

 

Trash or Treasure?

Students will:

  • 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 and Recycles

Students will:

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

 

Composting in a Jar

Students will:

  • 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

Students will:

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

 

So Many Cookies.. So Much Packaging

Students will:

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

 

 

 

For Grades 8-12

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS PROGRAMS

 

Our Natural Resources

Students will:

  • 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

 

Box City

Students will:

  • learn about community planning
  • understand the environmental impact of land development
  • learn about the built environment while working on problem solving and social issues skills

 

Food for Thought

Students will:

  • 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

 

Hazardous Routes

Students will:

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

 

Plastic Polymers

Students will:

  • 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

 

Famous Environmentalists

Students will:

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

 

Climate Change

Students will:

  • construct 2 models representing greenhouse effect
  • learn about climate change: causes, consequences and what we can do
  • learn how the earth’s weather and climate are impacted

 

Eco Logic

Students will:

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

 

Adopt-a-Worm

(limited number of bins)

Students will:

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

Presentation can be modified to introduce worms BUT not have to care for a bin

 

Salmonids in the Classroom

(limited tanks)

Students will:

  • 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 (habitat, life cycle, anatomy /fish dissection) are also offered without commitment to tank incubation

 

Forager Fish

(Companion to Salmonids in the Classroom)

Students will:

  • 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

 

Wants and Needs

Students will:

  • 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

 

Buyer's Choice

Students will:

  • 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

 

Packaging: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Students will:

  • recognize natural resources in packaging
  • identify the different purposes for packaging
  • design their own packaging

 

What the World Eats

Students will:

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

 

Second Time Around

Students will:

  • 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

 

SOLID WASTE PROGRAMS

 

Look at a Modern Landfill

Students will:

  • 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 model landfill

 

 

For Grades 4-7

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS PROGRAMS

 

Our Natural Resources

Students will:

  • 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

 

Famous Environmentalists

Students will:

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

 

Nature & Pond Study

(May/June)

Students will:

  • 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

 

Electronics

Students will:

  • learn common elements used to make smartphones
  • learn how improper disposal of electronics can harm the earth
  • participate in group activities on electronics in our environment

 

Food Energy

Students will:

  • learn how food can produce gas that could be used in their home
  • do a hands-on experience in which they will see food producing gas

 

Climate Change

Students will:

  • learn about climate change: causes, consequences and what we can do
  • observe 2 models representing greenhouse effect
  • learn how the earth’s weather and climate are impacted

 

Potato Ways

Students will:

  • learn that thoughtful & informed choice generate less waste
  • compare & contrast the price per kilogram of products to the amount of waste they generate
  • analyze the positive and negative aspects of packaging

 

Eco Logic

Students will:

  • put their environmental IQ to the test in this Jeopardy style game
  • learn about their natural surrounding and explore issues on air, water and land
  • analyze the positive and negative aspects of packaging

 

Food for Thought

Students will:

  • 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

 

H2Ozone

Students will:

  • have a close look into our water and air and their cycles
  • learn about water and air pollution
  • learn why it is important to protect these vital resources
  • clean up an oil spill and look at different kinds of pollution affecting our waters

 

RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING PROGRAMS

 

We Can Recycle!

Students Will:

  • recognize the universal recycling symbol
  • learn what can be recycled locally and globally
  • learn how ‘recyclables’ are made into something new
  • learn why it is important to buy recycled products

 

Popular Paper

Students will:

  • explain the benefits of recycling paper and using fewer natural resources
  • calculate answers to a variety of paper production math problems
  • make their own paper

 

Classroom Trash Audit

Students will:

  • define, give examples, and sort waste
  • estimate the amount of waste they personally create
  • calculate the amount of waste they can save from landfill and incinerators if they recycle

 

Plastic Polymers

Students will:

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

 

WASTE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

 

There Is No Away!

Students will:

  • recognize that there is no "away" in throw it  away"
  • identify the destination of the waste they generate at home and at school (classroom trash audit)
  • identify the negative aspects of dumping or burning trash
  • learn the “solid waste hierarchy” for managing trash

 

Where is Away? - Look At A Modern Landfill

Students will:

  • understand that waste does not "go away"
  • look at the most common methods of disposing solid waste
  • build a model landfill and observe how different materials breakdown over time

 

Wants and Needs

Students will:

  • learn to discriminate between wants and needs, quantity and quality and necessities and luxuries
  • make predictions about the impact of certain behaviors (uses The Lorax by Dr. Seuss)
  • assess factors that affect consumer purchases
  • recognize that consumer choices have an environmental impact

 

Buyer's Choice

Students will:

  • assess the factors that affect their purchases
  • recognize that a number of economic factors affect consumer choices and that some factors are environmental in nature

 

Packaging: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Students will:

  • discuss the purpose of packaging
  • compare the different natural resources used in packaging
  • determine that some packaging is easier to recycle than others
  • decide whether packaging is necessary and appropriate

 

What the World Eats

Students will:

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

 

Second Time Around

Students will:

  • 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

 

Adopt-a-Worm

(limited number of bins)

Students will:

  • 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 your lunch waste

Presentation can be modified to introduce worms BUT not have to care for a bin

 

Salmonids in the Classroom

(limited tanks)

Students will:

  • 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 (habitat, life cycle, anatomy /fish dissection) are also offered without commitment to tank incubation

 

Forager Fish

(Companion to Salmonids in the Classroom)

Students Will:

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the BC Direct Access Program for continued provision of grants to the REAPS Sustainable Community Enhancement Program

Thank you to the City of Prince George for their ongoing support, building and property for the delivery of our programs.

Thank you to the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George for providing the major operational funding since 1995

REAPS Prince George

Phone: (250) 561-7327  |  webmaster@reaps.org

For Grades K-3

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS PROGRAMS

 

Our Natural Resources

Students will:

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

 

Litter Hunt

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

Students will:

  • 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

(May/June)

Students will:

  • 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)

Students will:

  • 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 (habitat, life cycle, anatomy /fish dissection) are also offered without commitment to tank incubation

 

H2Ozone

Students will:

  • 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

(May-June only)

Students will:

  • 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

Students will:

  • 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

 

SOLID WASTE PROGRAMS

 

What Is Trash?

Students will:

  • 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

Students will:

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

 

Meet Dumpy!

Students will:

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

 

Adopt-a-Worm

(limited number of bins)

Students will:

  • 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

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

 

3 R'S PROGRAMS

 

Wants and Needs

Students will:

  • 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

Students will:

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

 

Trash or Treasure?

Students will:

  • 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 and Recycles

Students will:

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

 

Composting in a Jar

Students will:

  • 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

Students will:

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

 

So Many Cookies.. So Much Packaging

Students will:

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

 

 

For Grades 4-7

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS PROGRAMS

 

Our Natural Resources

Students will:

  • 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

 

Famous Environmentalists

Students will:

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

 

Nature & Pond Study

(May/June)

Students will:

  • 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

 

Electronics

Students will:

  • learn common elements used to make smartphones
  • learn how improper disposal of electronics can harm the earth
  • participate in group activities on electronics in our environment

 

Food Energy

Students will:

  • learn how food can produce gas that could be used in their home
  • do a hands-on experience in which they will see food producing gas

 

Climate Change

Students will:

  • learn about climate change: causes, consequences and what we can do
  • observe 2 models representing greenhouse effect
  • learn how the earth’s weather and climate are impacted

 

Potato Ways

Students will:

  • learn that thoughtful & informed choice generate less waste
  • compare & contrast the price per kilogram of products to the amount of waste they generate
  • analyze the positive and negative aspects of packaging

 

Eco Logic

Students will:

  • put their environmental IQ to the test in this Jeopardy style game
  • learn about their natural surrounding and explore issues on air, water and land
  • analyze the positive and negative aspects of packaging

 

Food for Thought

Students will:

  • 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

 

H2Ozone

Students will:

  • have a close look into our water and air and their cycles
  • learn about water and air pollution
  • learn why it is important to protect these vital resources
  • clean up an oil spill and look at different kinds of pollution affecting our waters

 

RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING PROGRAMS

 

We Can Recycle!

Students Will:

  • recognize the universal recycling symbol
  • learn what can be recycled locally and globally
  • learn how ‘recyclables’ are made into something new
  • learn why it is important to buy recycled products

 

Popular Paper

Students will:

  • explain the benefits of recycling paper and using fewer natural resources
  • calculate answers to a variety of paper production math problems
  • make their own paper

 

Classroom Trash Audit

Students will:

  • define, give examples, and sort waste
  • estimate the amount of waste they personally create
  • calculate the amount of waste they can save from landfill and incinerators if they recycle

 

Plastic Polymers

Students will:

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

 

WASTE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

 

There Is No Away!

Students will:

  • recognize that there is no "away" in throw it  away"
  • identify the destination of the waste they generate at home and at school (classroom trash audit)
  • identify the negative aspects of dumping or burning trash
  • learn the “solid waste hierarchy” for managing trash

 

Where is Away? - Look At A Modern Landfill

Students will:

  • understand that waste does not "go away"
  • look at the most common methods of disposing solid waste
  • build a model landfill and observe how different materials breakdown over time

 

Wants and Needs

Students will:

  • learn to discriminate between wants and needs, quantity and quality and necessities and luxuries
  • make predictions about the impact of certain behaviors (uses The Lorax by Dr. Seuss)
  • assess factors that affect consumer purchases
  • recognize that consumer choices have an environmental impact

 

Buyer's Choice

Students will:

  • assess the factors that affect their purchases
  • recognize that a number of economic factors affect consumer choices and that some factors are environmental in nature

 

Packaging: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Students will:

  • discuss the purpose of packaging
  • compare the different natural resources used in packaging
  • determine that some packaging is easier to recycle than others
  • decide whether packaging is necessary and appropriate

 

What the World Eats

Students will:

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

 

Second Time Around

Students will:

  • 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

 

Adopt-a-Worm

(limited number of bins)

Students will:

  • 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 your lunch waste

Presentation can be modified to introduce worms BUT not have to care for a bin

 

Salmonids in the Classroom

(limited tanks)

Students will:

  • 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 (habitat, life cycle, anatomy /fish dissection) are also offered without commitment to tank incubation

 

Forager Fish

(Companion to Salmonids in the Classroom)

Students Will:

  • 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

 

 

For Grades 8-12

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS PROGRAMS

 

Our Natural Resources

Students will:

  • 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

 

Box City

Students will:

  • learn about community planning
  • understand the environmental impact of land development
  • learn about the built environment while working on problem solving and social issues skills

 

Food for Thought

Students will:

  • 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

 

Hazardous Routes

Students will:

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

 

Plastic Polymers

Students will:

  • 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

 

Famous Environmentalists

Students will:

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

 

Climate Change

Students will:

  • construct 2 models representing greenhouse effect
  • learn about climate change: causes, consequences and what we can do
  • learn how the earth’s weather and climate are impacted

 

Eco Logic

Students will:

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

 

Adopt-a-Worm

(limited number of bins)

Students will:

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

Presentation can be modified to introduce worms BUT not have to care for a bin

 

Salmonids in the Classroom

(limited tanks)

Students will:

  • 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 (habitat, life cycle, anatomy /fish dissection) are also offered without commitment to tank incubation

 

Forager Fish

(Companion to Salmonids in the Classroom)

Students will:

  • 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

 

Wants and Needs

Students will:

  • 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

 

Buyer's Choice

Students will:

  • 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

 

Packaging: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Students will:

  • recognize natural resources in packaging
  • identify the different purposes for packaging
  • design their own packaging

 

What the World Eats

Students will:

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

 

Second Time Around

Students will:

  • 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

 

SOLID WASTE PROGRAMS

 

Look at a Modern Landfill

Students will:

  • 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 model landfill