Waste in Our World

…offers children the chance to work cooperatively build a model landfill and use it to look at ways to divert waste and make our landfills safer for the environment. This is an inquiry-based opportunity that fully engages participants in hands-on learning and incorporates several cross-curricular competencies.

Please note:

  • Waste in Our World is one hour in length.
  • Please no more than 30 students
  • Waste in Our World is valued at $250+gst*

The following is required for the program:

  1. Access to water and a sink (in a nearby room is fine)
  2. 5-6 tables or desks for the collaborative activity
  3. A smart board or multimedia projector with a computer
*Each presentation is valued at $250.00. However, we strive for equal access for all Calgarians to environmental education and empowerment, so IF cost is a barrier, we ask that your organization makes the contribution that you can afford and you will be invoiced accordingly. 

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Curriculum connections

Current curriculum connections:

  • Grade 3 science:  Testing Materials and Designs, Building with a Variety of
  • Materials
  • Grade 4 science:  Waste and our World

Drafted new curriculum connections:

  • Matter: Understandings of the physical world are deepened through investigating matter and energy.
    • Grade 4 science: how can materials be managed safely
      • Ways to lessen the amount and environmental impact of waste materials
      • Methods of waste management
  • Earth systems: understandings of the living world, Earth, and space are deepened through investigating natural systems and their interactions
    • Grade 4 science: How does Earth sustain life?
      • Conservation can be practised through actions around reducing waste