Nature Friday: What your waste becomes


Let’s explore recycling! Join our recycling expert to learn about how our waste gets turned into new, useful things. Get creative while turning recyclables into something new and fun. Have a recyclable item at home that you want to give a new life? This is the week to bring it with you to Nature Friday! 

Drop into the Environmental Education Centre anytime throughout the day, and join one of staff for FREE, fun educational activities themed around waste!

Theme: What your waste becomes

Here's what we've going on this week:

8 AM - 4 PMExplore: Open to the public to explore

10 AM

Think and Wonder: How does recycling work? Chat with our recycling expert to learn about how we recycle paper, metal and plastic to turn it into something new.

1 PM

Craft and Create: Time to get creative! Bring one recyclable item from home and give it a new life. Turn a plastic bottle into a piggy bank or a Christmas bauble. The possibilities are endless!

2:30 PMActivity: Try your hand at the Waste Sorting Game!

Please note: parents must stay with their children while they are in the education centre.

Hours: the Environmental Education Centre is open Monday to Friday to the public from 8 AM to 4 PM. Fridays a staff member will be on hand running activities, and will be available to chat with the public and answer questions.

    Stop in to learn about:

    Wondering what other kinds of handy things you might learn? While our programming is geared toward younger nature nuts, our Conservation Educator also has plenty of information that can be useful to adults!

    Find out what's happening every week!

    Visit the Green Living Events page to see our weekly schedule of planned activities for Nature Fridays at the Environmental Education Centre!

    Event type
    Community, Sustainablility, Town of Okotoks
    Okotoks Conservation Educator