MMSB’s Environmental Education programs are innovative, interactive, and grounded in experiential learning theory. We help teach your students about the importance of reducing, reusing, recycling, and rethinking for a greener future in Newfoundland and Labrador while bringing the environment to life right in your classroom.
Since 2008, MMSB staff have delivered more than 1900 presentations to 176 schools across Newfoundland and Labrador, impacting more than 47,000 students. This year we’re planning to travel to areas of the island we’ve never reached – to visit new schools and meet more of our province’s youth!
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Audience: Grade K-3 students
Time: 30 minutes
In this activity-based presentation, primary level students will learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle their way to packing waste-free lunches!
COMPOSTING WITH WORMS
Audience: Grade 3 Soil Science
Time: 45 minutes
Learn about the world of vermicomposting. Through hands-on demonstrations, students learn how decomposer organisms recycle organic waste into nutrient-rich compost, both in nature and in the vermicompost bin.
- Start a composting with worms with help from our Classroom Vermicomposting Guide (.pdf)
- Experiment with compost using our Potting Mix Experiment activity (.pdf)
- See decomposition in action with our Decomposing in a Jar activity (.pdf)
- Keep track of your worms diets using our Worm feeding schedule (.pdf)
ENVIRONMENT CLUB KICK-START
Audience: Student environment clubs
Time: 30 minutes
In this interactive workshop, environment club members will identify their top environmental concerns at school and developing goals and objectives to green their school community.
- Check out our Environment Club Guide (.pdf) to start your own club today!
- Use our sample PA Announcements (.pdf) to rally eco-wise students together!
- Create your own Composting Demonstration (.pdf)
- Use our sample Composting Slides (.ppt) to help educate your school!
- Create your own Beverage Container Recycling Demonstration (.pdf)
- Use our sample Beverage Container Recycling Slides (.ppt) to help educate your school!
- Create your own Paper Reduction Demonstration (.pdf)
- Use our sample Paper Reduction Slides (.ppt) to help educate your school!
- Create your own Waste-Free Lunch Demonstration (.pdf)
- Use our sample Waste-Free Lunch Slides (.ppt) to help educate your school!