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Posted: May 3, 2021

Fernie students celebrate Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 21, Grade 5 and 6 students from Fernie’s Ɖcole Isabella Dicken Elementary School displayed upcycled creations for their school to see.

These students were challenged to create something new from items headed to the trash or recycling through Beyond Recycling’s Trash to Treasure challenge.

Students created some amazing things.We had recycled one string guitars and drums, a trampoline from old tires tubes, woven rugs and saddles pads from plastic bags, a blanket from old t-shirts, recycled paper ā€œbean bagā€ chair, wind chimes from old bike parts, plant holders, a sundial, fishing hooks made from pop cans, a bench, a bookshelf, a bike rack, a coat rack, trampoline skis, pencil holders, candy dispensers, a milk jug garden and so much more.

Beyond Recycling is a Wildsight program that aims to equip students with the knowledge they need to make important decisions for our planet. Beyond Recycling asks students to look critically at how our planet is impacted by our lifestyles.

Trash to Treasure is one way to put our learning into action by taking something old or used and making it new again.

To learn more about Beyond Recycling, visitĀ wildsight.ca/programs/beyondrecycling/

This program is generously supported by theĀ Columbia Basin Trust,Ā theĀ CSRD,Ā NSERC,Ā theĀ Province of British Columbia,Ā theĀ RDCK, theĀ RDFFG, andĀ TD Friends of the Environment.

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Wildsight


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