Green Bricks Waste Not 5

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In-class Workshop for Lower Mainland Schools

Offered free of charge to eligible BC Grade 5 Classrooms.

To register for the program, please complete the Green Bricks Teacher Registration Form.

We are pleased to offer an exciting 60-minute science-based student workshop on zero waste and sustainability for grade 5 classrooms, called Green Bricks Waste Not 5.

This FREE, highly interactive and curriculum-connected science workshop engages students to understand the concept of zero waste in our region and globally. We raise student awareness on issues such as Metro Vancouver's Zero Waste Challenge and how we can re-frame garbage to become a future resource. Workshop topics include the 3Rs, in particular how important it is to reduce and re-use our resources, including the "how to" for recycling and composting, and solutions for sustainable waste management in our built environment. We focus on helping students (and in turn helping their parents) learn what can and cannot go in the municipal organics program, changes to recycling that affect BC, and to explore waste issues in our built environment.

BC Curriculum Connection:

Grade/Subject Big Ideas Content
Grade 5 Science Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.

Sample questions to support inquiry with students:
  • How do we interact with water, rocks, minerals, soils, and plants?
  • How can Earth be considered a closed material system?
  • How can we act as stewards of our environment?
First Peoples concepts of interconnectedness in the environment i.e. everything in the environment is one/connected (e.g., sun, sky, plants and animals) and we have a responsibility to care for them.

The nature of sustainable practices around BC's resources.