Action Toolkits

The valuable Action Toolkits are experiential learning activities that will give students an opportunity to engage in meaningful, empowering, inspiring and rewarding experiences. The toolkits are designed to help teachers carry out the amazing action projects. Each Action Toolkit includes ideas for in-class activities, step-by-step directions of the action day, follow-up activities and ideas for further investigation.

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Available Action Toolkits

Building a Vermicomposter (Elementary/Middle, Secondary)

Overview

 

This project will have you and your action team becoming master builders of a novel, garbage-guzzling machine that eats, breathes, and wriggles – a vermicomposter!

 

You will build a Vermicomposter that uses red wiggler worms to transform your organic waste that would normally be sent to the dump, into a natural fertilizer that helps us grow all sorts of tasty treats.

 

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Building a Vermicomposter Action Toolkits

 

Elementary/Middle
Secondary

Food for Thought (Middle, Secondary)

Overview

 

From seed to sprout to harvest- that's what this project is about!

Do you know where your food comes from? Why does it matter where your food came from, you might ask?

 

During this project, you will participate in activities that get you thinking about these questions, and why the answers matter for your health, for farmers and rural communities, and for the environment.

 

There is a lot more to know about what you put into your body than what first meets your eye in the grocery store, a restaurant, or your refrigerator. This project will have you and your action team planting and caring for your own food from seed to harvest!

 

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Food for Thought Action Toolkits

 

Middle
Secondary

No Idling at School (Middle/Secondary)

Overview

 

This project will help you and your Action Team increase your understanding of issues relating to climate change.

 

You will develop an anti-idling campaign at your school, creating posters and information handouts about the negative effects of idling  and ask drivers to take the anti-idling pledge and be aware of your schools no idling zone!

 

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No Idling Action Toolkits

 

Middle/Secondary

Reusable Bags (Elementary/Middle, Secondary)

Overview

 

Montreal students from St. George's school turn their junky jeans into funky reusable bags!

This project will have you and your action team designing grocery bags from old materials from home to make funky & fun grocery bags!

 

There are plenty of innovative ways you can reuse common household products and learning how to do so is what this project is all about.

 

Specifically, by the end of this project we aim to flatten your fluffy pile of plastic shopping bags and turn your classmates into Reusing Superheroes – saving your money and our planet.

 

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Reusable Bags Action Toolkits

 

Elementary/Middle
Secondary