Grade 5

Green Bricks Waste Not 5 

This 60-minute interactive 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 learn what can and cannot go in the municipal organics program, changes to recycling that affect B.C. and to explore issues around the curricular economy.

During the 2020/21 school year, all our workshops are offered in an interactive online platform!

B.C. Curriculum Connection


Grade/ Subject

Big Ideas


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 B.C.’s resources.