www
/Style Library/ci_upload/03e472ef-c685-4f45-8e97-fb771ced6996n.png?rev=1408179750 /Style Library/ci_upload/3e5ba09e-f748-497d-b149-a6416476be21n.png?rev=1865622092 /Style Library/ci_upload/bcc3d81e-6bd4-4312-9861-2bef9596105cn.jpg?rev=583693107 /Style Library/ci_upload/833e8584-2421-4829-9e3a-6641bf622dc1n.png?rev=1506670334
Skip to content

Celebrating Earth Day at Home

April 22, 2020

While most people may look at today as just the halfway point in the week, April 22 actually marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual celebration that encourages positive actions for our environment. Staff and students in the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) usually celebrate Earth Day by participating in a variety of activities together that highlight the importance of being kind to the earth and being environmentally responsible. Even though we’re practicing physical distancing this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t make a positive impact on our planet.  

A few LRSD teachers have shared their thoughts on how they’re encouraging students to celebrate #EarthDayAtHome. 

Kyleigh Parrington, Physical Education Teacher, Samuel Burland School 

Kyleigh went live on the phys. ed. department's YouTube channel this morning to lead Earth Day Yoga. She featured nature-inspired poses for students to try in the comfort of their own homes—including Mountain, Tree, Eagle, Downward Facing Dog, Flower and more—and discussed the importance of keeping our planet clean, healthy and safe.  

She’s also working on an upbeat music video all about the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle).  

Denise Miller, Art Teacher, Windsor Park Collegiate 

Each week, Denise gives her students at Windsor Park Collegiate a theme for their artwork. This week’s theme was Earth Day, challenging students to create art and reflect on environmental impacts at the same time.  

Denise left the form and materials of the artwork up to the imagination of her students.  

“It can be a drawing, painting, sculpture out of recycled materials, maybe you'll create some rock art outside, maybe you'll work in your garden to create something beautiful, perhaps you'll use leaves or flowers,” said Denise. “Be creative and push yourself! Have fun with it!” 

Jennifer Engbrecht, Music Teacher, École St. Germain 

Jennifer is the facilitator for the school’s Environment Club. She posted a fun sing-along video and encouraged students to create an instrument out of reusable household items. 

She also shared Earth Day activities to her EnvioClub website, including backyard BINGO, steps on how to create bird-friendly window décor and a link to the Earth Day Canada virtual celebration.  

For more Earth Day inspiration:  


 
0dcebac9-7f1d-4e25-a495-079d6aaf69b6|c28b6036-bd35-4b8b-9900-a3292587ecef;d8e9ff94-8584-4080-bddc-aad4e8085ba4|3e2a91b7-383c-409e-a5b7-634367fd911d;c9d57896-88e3-4de8-93d4-058450d60fb6|b87c3f01-1d1c-42ba-a362-e8a5b8277289;503b76e0-081e-468f-904b-11bb957c8745|a4af57cb-05bc-4815-b134-fea61c4799cc;a7b398fd-c247-4350-962a-8775e7539958|e56486e8-eac9-466b-b7be-a19897a04354;6eceb4f9-2f20-4883-b1a2-c14f5bef8c9c|28c03713-aade-4339-b57d-decf0fa36a12;7106cc02-38ab-43b7-9d61-74733b783e29|99d59e72-fbce-42ac-9d65-c4d42b7cc97d;ff8ba984-ec30-427f-a713-5b719dc01820|685c1c39-f5cf-423b-90ce-5b9da0e5b223;70b523d8-3858-4003-a94d-b917e0162d89|df557339-a554-4ad1-8c36-35f485b9fb25;38bca353-ac08-4e26-a645-913cfd106197|8f8f5b80-091f-48a3-bbf5-38b20b569f48;da21d7c5-190e-4341-8fb0-79274863ecbd|e916ba18-0f95-4079-ae18-2045d1a9edf7;a1100719-d9ed-4909-8b5a-2419f1e7af87|6d3d42a1-21a6-4c9e-af33-acd11406055e;a0e6fd77-b56a-4830-a1b1-cedf3323f7f9|af06fa58-0e8e-4081-83de-ee0168961688;74f5224c-2719-44cd-90a4-7eebc897c37a|45377bcf-b873-4afd-92bd-f3b9bd78badd;5510e774-a44b-4f58-8524-696028055aab|b266f621-1ba4-42da-afe2-1ca99955c0df;31798a88-f9e4-48a4-8b18-6adc8b3a7d29|67d02b08-01ec-4fa4-892f-2f459b3e6056;772406e6-8567-4f50-b2cb-d52f6d0056a0|caf5c14f-1d1a-473b-a2b4-93af64f9d567;f1c52c48-673c-442b-ba97-a71868a140aa|888412b4-8f94-4409-b9fb-a48516f4aba1;741dff6c-96ad-4c90-b918-aedd490a6d8e|a0a30872-da2a-4072-8ea9-cff0883e0644;c40a3bde-a1bd-4be7-95a5-71519dd5f4c3|b558dc7d-0707-4f90-866a-baf79618995b;ee1efeef-c918-453c-919e-20950fe67633|1f7658ee-2382-4ebf-adef-eb89b8f2c081;5f05aeb4-f7ff-4a2c-b759-1500812eac4d|8c488992-eff4-4284-9fa0-2c7232150e0c;9ba8f15e-5a7d-478b-813d-bd3a9f19e994|7915083c-15c7-4ce1-bbf1-61daccfff619;a727879f-ace2-4eb3-8c77-26c39107e539|359ee9f8-6461-48c7-bd32-a4753b1a19d1;65704f11-e40d-476f-8a5f-b076ec43d6bc|f6f2654f-bf53-435b-8fe3-0f4cbf6d05a6;f50334b0-20cb-42e9-b9aa-d671940f9be9|71803992-e9c8-420a-8848-26f7f977683d;4e92410f-f7b7-4809-b80f-c1a386796ca1|2da7d6e5-a823-4ce6-94c7-1b452dc20c8f;f76239ff-cdeb-49d7-8b03-62b91ae3d219|c4ebbe0e-b46c-460d-9613-4ed58bd1e969;9ed7c554-7bc5-4753-b647-29d6d25b2988|5e4a3b06-ef8f-4b79-9fd3-d066ccb5f790;48d83c30-8434-49c8-a402-fb24b0299f97|c81b3c36-7b10-43be-962c-44971967390c;a60e1b70-a8c5-452c-a60b-c6f9df4b4f09|ec5082de-9717-4fc1-8e83-bfa02e7f04ea;e0e1689f-8baa-4a2f-bf98-12b16a92510f|0b95276b-283c-4d1e-82f6-d92f8de6a980;4d05d97c-7020-4a23-bda2-26ebd71ad110|d3b937f1-6498-4619-a2d4-60647d0ff3e9;c2cce464-32ac-446d-87be-9ea16a9be387|cba8ea26-de03-4448-8190-d9be24bbb9e3;620de142-1b3b-484a-9af5-3144e61a3fc6|d115e1af-f14a-4cf1-a3a4-8ff4f2dd4386;a7f962c9-d35d-4ab5-b747-30a35bcc0efc|855e2acc-1fbe-442c-ad21-30f337ee24b8;50f5cc4a-aacd-4ffe-9c7f-def52d056c88|e08b1228-ca5b-4c7f-9cf1-a1d356c8e6a9;08ba7f09-d454-40c0-b004-b5f7ee9283d0|71d17059-6537-46f4-b13f-4a81a63e4d14;7b87645a-f0ed-42b4-aa92-040601363525|bc93c48a-c880-4ade-91fa-82cac17a593c;fa5a4bcb-ca53-49a0-987d-846c9b386da5|521c95ef-69b4-4fcb-ac19-aeb2dc8c99fb;2db9e789-3f31-46fa-b3de-f50b82dacaca|e4577151-a9db-4bee-af01-8732120842b9;c97d3a2f-128b-477a-9c58-65b7556ec1eb|77621772-e5e6-48ed-af11-c5fd80949669;f650656d-b886-4bd6-82ab-49781dbc25d9|3a30aee8-5487-4e7b-9f78-18c1602820f6;d071e678-e2d1-425a-83c0-699c27efe85b|31214aa8-abcf-4645-9756-bdc07aa6fd27;d071e678-e2d1-425a-83c0-699c27efe85b|70c16450-3f8f-4d00-9936-dedc12bcd42d;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|8898101f-cf61-46fe-b74a-4493b1b9038d;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|c2fdcc08-0c4f-44d4-95f6-2eeb6fb096c8;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|5ef9104c-2af6-4b7a-bf17-f12cc4361b2b;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|802de6e7-07c8-4fee-8d58-49df3d1e3b84;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|9638076a-3208-4ccc-87e3-92c30e2decbf;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|108f6b17-ba5c-4f13-a714-eaa517b28fd1;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fb2977df-daa6-425c-8019-bcbf6f1e8863;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|754a3ccf-7d9a-4af1-b624-a33baca84d1e;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fe53bac1-b2a7-4273-8784-19791d00887a;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|a6fc658e-0713-49b8-adc8-4216cb03e40b;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|6a5bddab-f03a-4605-978e-08fa2491d8f3;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fa2e9f17-79da-4ec9-8bb2-43efea25967b;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|3fb737dc-67ee-4a33-8705-dc893688035c;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|e820d87e-1b0d-4b2d-97e4-239b602ae763;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|6781271b-711f-4e03-ba10-8a586372e948;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|7bb3ae8b-f4cb-4d78-936d-bd67a08a4597;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fe33486d-b16d-4db4-9dbc-5bbb2ebb3548;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|8487e90c-25ce-4c06-849e-3695945ad3e7;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|4bbf527f-ccc7-4a6c-812d-8e9016bc53e2;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|f25e86a3-1529-49cc-9596-05d4315220f2;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|581708a1-768b-41b5-a576-a42c5779a677;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|fffca43f-503b-4c8d-886d-3d2aa52ef063;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|6cf1a076-dbfe-4279-829f-b33195669854;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|50c748e3-7d55-4b3b-aa96-68a7163e2329;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|5ebc00b6-96a8-47a2-bc60-d2d0704e8ec9;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|186e7e23-1383-4e7f-8722-310ab0e02885;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|2ffedecf-a5cc-49da-833c-819cd5556cc8;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|15dd27f5-c3b3-4a64-ab44-07fb457edac2;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|45c8d8d2-5539-4884-971e-4b0e971b2209;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|983aa32e-dbc4-46c4-b29f-a7b79106645e;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|0d31ccfe-50db-4448-beb6-b222545ed39f;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|176c6382-056e-457f-b51b-79a266c959d0;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|ff57eea9-b820-4f08-863f-cd59a593e4a1;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|b6682499-ed97-44ee-9512-69b3e587d769;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|038a98b0-d6a4-4a62-b06f-f82b08663684;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|f348ec37-58fc-45b5-be9f-1059fa345879;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|a8851719-8894-4b99-b450-0e4432bd7185;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|957c794f-7a76-469e-a564-f3427d533086;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|b9f6a026-f772-4ad3-8302-36ac4b735e0c;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|b827b2f6-eb81-4bed-acc2-b5fe82cacd36;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|f3bfd3f7-35f9-425a-a1ab-03aa983fb6bf;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|95f780fd-0ef6-4013-889f-675569569bc1;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|2428ba93-844b-4560-9e34-551ed7c85335;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|faf7a95a-88f5-4671-a2cb-24d83e09cd2a;0c308d60-d904-4ab3-83a3-577c54a36e4f|faf7a95a-88f5-4671-a2cb-24d83e09cd2a;
d071e678-e2d1-425a-83c0-699c27efe85b|70c16450-3f8f-4d00-9936-dedc12bcd42d;
  b45c130a-f514-4764-bd3d-28d3863de0e4
ico twitter

On Wednesday, May 5, hundreds of students in grades 5 to 12 came together to create a vision for learning in a post-pandemic world during the Beyond the Horizon Youth Summit. WATCH a highlight reel from the inspiring and meaningful day⤵ #YourLRSD https://t.co/DXeWJvZbdT

ico twitter

RT @MsCiacciasClass: The grade 4/5s love exploring #MinecraftEdu’s #ManitoAhbeeAki Minecraft World. What an engaging way to learn. @PlayCraftLearn @tdsb @IJabari1 @louis_riel_sd https://t.co/p00ICoJbpP

ico twitter

Are dandelions a delicious addition to your next meal or simply twisted and brittle lawn weeds? Discover the answer to this age-old dandelion debate in the latest @LSF_LST #StepOutside Nature Guide: https://t.co/AE2oxK67n1 https://t.co/aV5QF4a7mb

Back to top