Educating Local Youth
Do you want to engage and encourage your students to keep our community clean and healthy? At Aquatera, this is our passion and we want to share it with you!
Through our interactive school presentations we make learning about our environment fun and inspiring for students. We are excited to offer three different presentation opportunities, all connected to the Alberta Curriculum:
- Reduce Waste, Reuse, and Recycle!
- Waste in its Place, Grande Prairie! and
- Tap It!
Reduce Waste, Reuse, and Recycle!
Do you want to know what and how we recycle? Do you ever wonder where your garbage goes after it’s been picked up? And what happens when our Landfill is full? During this presentation we will pose these questions to students to allow active participation, and keep students engaged through videos, demonstrations and an interactive game that will test their knowledge as they sort garbage from recycling.
This presentation is approximately 25 minutes and is best suited for students in Grade 1 and 2. It meets the following Skills and Attitudes in the Alberta Curriculum:
- A sense of responsibility for actions taken
- Respect for living things and environments, and commitment for their care
Waste in its Place, Grande Prairie!
What is a bioreactor? What happens to our Landfill if we don’t recycle? How is blue-bag recycling different than recycling at the Eco Centre? During our presentation we will answer all of these questions through interactive tours of both our Landfill and Eco Centre. Through group activities and interactive learning, students will walk away knowing how to identify methods of waste disposal and how to limit the amount of waste being produced.
This presentation is approximately 30 minutes and is best suited for students in Grade 4. It meets the following “Waste in Our World” Outcomes in the Alberta Curriculum:
- Identify and classify wastes that result from human activity
- Identify methods of waste disposal currently used within the local community
- Identify ways in which materials and processes may decrease the amount of waste produced; e.g., reducing waste from food, using both sides of a piece of paper
- Identify ways in which materials can be reused or recycled, including examples of things that the student can do
Where does our water come from and how is it treated? What is Effluent? Is bottled water the same at tap water? Our community is very lucky to have a Water Treatment Plant and Water/Wastewater Treatment Facility so close by, as very few municipalities in Canada do. Through collaborative learning and videos, we will teach students all about our water treatment facilities. We’ll even close out the presentation with a Water Taste Test Challenge!
This presentation is approximately 45 minutes and is best suited for Grade 7-9. It meets the following Skills and Attitudes in the Alberta Curriculum:
- Communicate questions, ideas, intentions, plans and results; use lists, notes in point form, sentences, data tables, graphs, drawings, oral language and other means (Grade 7/Grade 8)
- Students will be encouraged to show interest in science-related questions and issues, and pursue personal interests and career possibilities within science-related fields (Grade 7)
- Students will be encouraged to demonstrate sensitivity and responsibility in pursuing a balance between the needs of humans and a sustainable environment (Grade 9)