Trash to Treasure

With NS3’s Trash to Treasure program, grade 6 students throughout the Nanaimo/Ladysmith school district

  • participate in the clean-up of a local beach or park
  • learn about local ecology, conservation, and the effects of pollution
  • work with their class to create public art from beach trash

The goals of this program are to raise awareness of littering and the impact of pollution on the local environment, to empower students by promoting environmental stewardship, to allow students to use their creativity to reflect on their experience, and to give students a forum to inform the public about what they have learned.


Thanks to all the students and teachers who participated in our Trash to Treasure program this year. Students cleaned up over 100kg of trash this year! And a big thanks to Country Club Mall for displaying the art students put together from their “best” trash.





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