Waste in our Watershed is a curriculum-linked tour for grade 4 students in Camrose. Students will learn about the solid waste that leaves their homes, as well as the water they consume and wastewater they produce. With a visit to a Camrose green space, students will also come to appreciate nature’s recycling processes. Upon completion of the tour, Students will better understand the waste produced in Camrose, and be able to take action on water conservation and waste reduction.
Interested in learning more? Download the 2016 Teacher's Manual.
What to Expect:
A full day of learning from 9:00am-2:00pm, with a break at lunch and free play!
Fully facilitated; guest experts will lead the learning at each stop.
This field trip will proceed despite any weather conditions.
We will be on and off the bus frequently throughout the field trip.
Be prepared to learn about how waste is handled within our community!
Stop 1-Wastewater Treatment Lagoon
Stop 2-Aberhart Bridge and Dried Meat Lake
Stop 3-Water Treatment Plant
Stop 4- Lunch and Camrose Green Space
Stop 5- Centre Cam Recycling
Stop 6- City of Camrose Landfill
Partners: This program was developed and is supported by The City of Camrose and Alberta Health Services.
Sponsors: This program is sponsored by The Battle River Community Foundation and Alberta Environment and Parks.
Quotes from grade 4 Students
“My favourite part was at the landfill and learning what goes in the landfill and goes into the compost, I didn’t know that we could compost some stuff like brown paper and egg shells.”
“I like…. that we saw the stages of making water. The building was so big it can fit the whole class of grade 4.”
“I found most interesting was going to the …[Water]… Treatment Plant. I really liked it because I liked looking at all of the stages … the water must pass through in getting treated. Thank you so much for this tour of the landfill, Battle River and the lagoons."
"I wish that I could go on this field trip again and again and again…! Thank you so much.”