Green Bricks H24 for Grade 4

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In-class Workshop for Lower Mainland, Abbotsford/Mission, and Okanagan Schools

Offered free of charge to eligible BC grade 4 classrooms.

To register for the program, please complete the Green Bricks Teacher Registration Form.

We are pleased to offer an exciting 75-minute student workshop on water and sustainability for grade 4 science classrooms, called H24.

This FREE, highly interactive and curriculum-connected workshop engages students to understand the importance of water in our lives and how we can manage water sustainably into the future.

The H24 workshop explores the role water plays in our lives; nature's job of recycling water; how climate change is affecting global access to water; and explores solutions for sustaining future access to water.

Activities include "Sink or Swim?" (water trivia game), "Dirty Water" (explore access to clean water), and "Tap Dance" (exploring BC's pristine tap water).

H24 is correlated to BC Ministry of Education's grade 4 curriculum standards in the Grade 4 Science; it also aligns with the Ministry of Education's efforts to work with the BC Climate Action Secretariat to establish and coordinate Green School initiatives.

The Green Bricks presenters are Diana Klein, P.Eng., CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, a sustainable building design consultant; Fiona Zawadzki, B.A. (Hons), B.Ed., educational consultant specializing in sustainability education; and Kathryn Wynn Dulvy, an international scientific expedition leader and youth sustainability education specialist. They will engage students in exploring many aspects of sustainable building design and introduce new and emerging career opportunities in sustainability and the built environment.

BC Curriculum Connection:

Science Big Ideas
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Matter has mass, takes up space, and can change phase.
Curricular Competencies
  • Identify questions about familiar objects and events that can be investigated scientifically.
  • Identify First Peoples perspectives and knowledge as sources of information.
  • Use tables, simple bar graphs, or other formats to represent data and show simple patterns and trends.
  • Contribute to care for self, others, school, and neighbourhood through individual or collaborative approaches.
Social Studies Big Ideas
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.