EcoStars and Smoothie Bikes!


Is your class looking for a fun way to get started on the EcoStar Challenge?image-1
Why not book a Smoothie Bike Presentation for your class! A Green Venture staff person will visit your classroom with the Smoothie bike and some delicious ingredients to make your own smoothies. During the hour long presentation, we will lead the class in activities centred around understanding “local food” and “whole food”, before having the class pedal their own smoothie. We will give a brief overview to the EcoStar Challenge program, answer any questions you may have, and leave some EcoStar material with you. In addition, participating in the Smoothie Bike Presentation automatically enters your class into the grand prize draw for the EcoStar Challenge!

If you are interested in having the Smoothie Bike visit your classroom, please contact Green Venture to discuss cost and availability, at education@greenventure.ca

Hear what one teacher had to say about their smoothie bike experience:

image“What a thrill having the Smoothie Bike in my classroom. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I can confidently say I was pleasantly surprised…and so was my class! The bike was so easy to operate; the kids had no problem blending up the smoothies. The presentation by Green Venture was engaging and informative. We were particularly interested to learn about the differences between processed smoothies and whole food smoothies…a great connection to the healthy eating curriculum. We also learned about locally and non-locally grown fruits and vegetables and how shipping of fruits and vegetables impacts the environment. Fortunately, we were able to keep the bike for a few days and tried smoothies with spinach and avocado. We culminated our Smoothie Bike visit with an inquiry all about the different smoothie ingredients we were using. I wish I could have a Smoothie Bike all year long!”

-Grade 5/6 Teacher, Fessenden Elementary School, Hamilton
 

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