• British Columbia
  • Elementary

Discovery Elementary

Energy Eagles

“Energize, Explore, Engage!”

  • 3 Challenges Completed
  • 14 Challenges not completed

One Hour No Power

Completed

Description

We made a commitment to keep the lights off every day for a minimum of 1 hour. We saved 22 hours of power during the school day altogether.

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What’s For Lunch?

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Description

During snack time we collected wrappers from prepackaged snacks. We divided the wrappers between groups and each group searched for the place of origin and researched the distance between point of origin and our village of Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island. We mapped the snack path on our classroom map for an effective visual. We discovered that the majority of our snacks came from thousands of kilometers away in Ontario. The closest snack was from Vancouver (120km) and the furthest was from Germany (8,000).

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What’s Old is New Again

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This was our BIG Canadian Geographic Energy Diet Challenge finale. We began learning about plastic pollution and were shocked to learn that only 9% of all plastics are actually recycled. We began collecting bottle caps from single use plastic items such as milk jugs, pop bottles, peanut butter jars, and more. Then we planned to make an upcycled eco-art installation to represent our learning this year. We collaborated with Crysta Bouchard, a Coast Salish artist to design a mural to represent the Salish Sea. We used her sketch to trace the mural, paint it, and overlay bottle caps in a whimsical swirling design. The orcas featured in the mural take the form of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle triangle and is a colourful message to people that we can take an ugly problem of plastic. Our mural is called "Plastic-Free Salish Sea" and will possibly become a pop-up student installation for World Oceans Day at the Royal BC Museum this coming June.

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A Green-Powered Canada

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Buckle Up

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Community Connections

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Do You Really Need It?

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Get Growing

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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Round and Round it Goes

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Story Time

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Take-Home

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Tips and Tricks

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Video Challenge

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Water Works

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Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 118,468 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 3,273 Hours of no power
take_home 25,944 Items Kept from Landfill