Across our province, youth play an important role in protecting our environment. Youth are the leaders of tomorrow – in business, community and government – and will lead the way to a greener future in Newfoundland and Labrador.
MMSB has been very active in schools, but we’ve also developed partnerships to help teach youth about waste reduction in non-formal settings.
MMSB can provide your preschool with educational resources to help teach young children about the importance of practicing the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – to keep our earth clean and healthy.
Presentations – We offer interactive presentations (free of charge) that focus on simple ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Presentations are available to licensed preschool centres.
Resources – Early Childhood Educators across the province can adapt our resource for use in their classrooms. Resources include interactive group activities, a preschool 3R checklist and creative art ideas for children and educators!
- 3R Checklist – PDF
- Reuse Clues – PDF
- Be the Recycle Cycle – PDF
- Pass the Trash – PDF
- Bin Buddies – PDF
- Art Ideas
About the Preschool Program: MMSB’s Preschool Program was launched Fall 2009 in connection with the Annual Conference of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Newfoundland and Labrador. To best meet the needs of our province’s preschools, MMSB developed the Preschool program in consultation with the Department of Health and Community Services, Child Care Services Division.
Summer Camp Program
We’ve packaged our camp resources so that municipalities and other groups can share the excitement of both the Enviro-Kids and Eco-Island programs with youth across Newfoundland and Labrador. Through nature walks, games, crafts and activities, our summer camp programs can help your campers gain an appreciation for the natural environment while learning how to protect the earth. Both camps have been based around five camp themes – The Natural World, Composting, Reducing and Reusing, Recycling and Earth’s Resources.
Enviro-Kids is a program of camp activities designed to engage children aged 5-8 years in environmental learning in a fun and interactive way. Join the mission to discover the natural world and help protect our planet! In this fun-filled week, Enviro-Kids will embark on a journey of fun games and activities as they explore the 3Rs and composting. Camp participants will enjoy nature hikes, educational games, arts and crafts and discover the secret to organic magic!
- Download the Enviro Kids Program Ages 5-8
Eco-Island is a program of camp activities designed to engage children aged 9-12 years in environmental learning in a fun and interactive way. The Eco-Island is a mysterious place that provides us with everything we need to live – food, water, shelter, but it also provides us with lots of things we want too. Campers will learn all about the natural environment by helping the elusive survivors of Eco-Island reduce, reuse, recycle and compost!
- Download the complete Eco-Island Program Ages 9-12
The activities for both programs can be used as part of the complete program or integrated into your own planned camp activities. Feel free to use the activities from our 5 themes below to supplement your existing programs.
The Eco-Cubs program provides leaders and Cubs with fun and creative ways to learn about waste reduction. Cub leaders can bring the environment to life at each Cub meeting and empower young minds to take action to reduce waste and practice positive environmental behaviours.
The Eco-Cubs program links to a number of Cub activity areas, helping Cubs to achieve various badges, stars and awards.
The Eco-Cubs program is a digital resource that provides Cub leaders with a complete, short-term plan that focuses on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling. The program incorporates four weekly themes through which Cubs learn what the Earth gives us and how we can give back to the Earth by practicing the 3Rs and composting.
- Reduce & Reuse to the Rescue!
- The Amazing Recycle Race!
- Organic Magic
- Earth’s Resources
The Eco-Cubs program also includes a half day program – The Natural World. Through nature walks, games, crafts and activities, Cubs gain an appreciation for the natural environment while learning how to play a role in protecting the earth.
- Download the complete Eco-Cubs – PDF
About the Eco-Cubs Program: The Eco-Cubs program was developed in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Scouts Canada. The program was developed in line with Scouting principles and program standards and incorporates many elements, practices and goals of the Cub program.