Waste

RecycleBots is a free mobile game where players learn how to sort waste into recycling, landfill or composting with the help of their robot friends.

EPCOR provides power and water education for Grade 5 students:

Sustainable Me has an excellent series of short video interviews with Albertans about their sustainability projects, including business owners, home builders, educators, and environmental advocates.

Evergreen Theatre programs include a touring stage show as well as an Artist in Residency program.​

  • Every year Evergreen Theatre puts on a different 50-minute touring show, with curriculum-based scripts, exciting props and student participation. A teacher's guide is available for pre/post discussions in the classroom.
  • The Artist in Residency program connects theatre professionals to your school to create a play with your students, "growing" your own show. Get kids teaching their peers about science and the environment through theatre. Using inquiry-based learning, students are challenged to discover meaning and relevance in curriculum linked topics pertinent to natural, scientific and environmental issues.

 

Teachers can register for free for The Recyclers program to have the Alberta Depot visit their Grade 4 classroom and present on the importance of recycling bottles and how students can contribute. 

As part of the program, we also offers schools the bins below for free!

  • Outdoor bin (1 per school)
  • Hallway bin
  • Classroom bin
  • Box of liner bags (5 per school)

We also offer free education kits that are a smaller version of the in-person presentation. It has a board game, a poster featuring our Recycler characters, an interactive game teachers can do with students and a USB with instructions and our award winning video that introduces The Recycler characters.

There is also a new online store where teachers can order swag that features our Recycler characters or items that are recyclable or made from recycled material. All of it is free! Each educator has 500 points to use in the online store, with each item costing 5 points. 

Bins, swag, and school kits can be shipped anywhere in Alberta! 

Living Soil Solutions provides classroom programs on soil and vermicomposting for Grade 4, 6, & 7 science curriculum. Programs are offered to classrooms in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, and Strathmore. 

Teacher's Pet provides in-school field trips covering environmental topics, including: renewable energy, building birdhouses, wetlands, plants, waste, natural resources, and animal life cycles & conservation. 

Worms Eat Our Garbage and Worms Eat My Garbage are two guides that provide instructions on maintaining a worm composting system in your classroom, along with classroom activities. 

Both books are available at the Little Green Library in Calgary. 

The City of Edmonton provides Waste Management Centre Tours (Gr. 4-12) and classroom programs on waste, recycling, and composting (Gr. 4-6), as well as Junior High and High school presentations upon request. 

This Guide to Action Projects includes curriculum links for Gr. 3-12, with connections to science, social studies, and biology 20/30. 

Published in 2005 by Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Calgary/Banff.