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Trash Can Jam Challenge Results vol. 3

This past fall field trip season marked FortWhyte Alive’s third ever Trash Can Jam Challenge, and the results are in…

A big thank you to all our participating schools this past fall, all of which were successful in completing the Trash Can Jam Challenge!:

  • Blumenort School
  • Windsor School
  • Shevchenko School
  • Al-Hijra Islamic School
  • Strachcona School
  • Ecole Dieppe
  • Treasure Keeps Children's Centre Inc.
  • Ecole Robert H. Smith School
  • Kent Road School
  • Faith Academy
  • Lord Nelson School
  • Ecole Rivere Rouge
  • Linden Meadows School
  • James Nisbet Community School
  • Amber Trails Community School

And a big congratulations to Windsor School! They were randomly selected from all participating schools and have won 25 passes toward a FortWhyte Alive field trip before the end of the school year!

Schools can be a significant source of waste production, as the average student produces up to 30 kilograms of waste per year. Congratulations to these schools for taking up the challenge this past winter and tackling their waste production head on!

Are you a teacher visiting us soon wondering how to get your class involved in the Trash Can Jam for your chance at a free field trip?

Step 1: Pre-register for the challenge by contacting the School Bookings office by phone: 204-989-8355 ext. 206, or by email at schools@fortwhyte.org.

Step 2: Complete the challenge! All disposable lunch garbage produced by your group must fit into the provided 5-litre pail (per 30 students).

Visit this page for more details about the rules, as well as resources to help you complete the challenge.

While this is a fun way for classrooms reduce waste while on their field trip to FortWhyte, it would be even better if we could all cut down on the amount of trash we create each and every day. Let's all take the Trash Can Jam Challenge, shall we?


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