Zero Heroes program in Surrey and Kamloops!

Inspire zero waste superheroes with the Zero Heroes teaching resource

Trusted by teachers and kids for 10+ years in 400+ cities

Exciting and fun arts and game-based activities

Supports science, arts, language and social studies for Gr. 3-6

Supports BC Performance Standards

Science & Tech

Arts Education

Language

Social Studies

Promotes 21st Century Learning

Facilitates interdisciplinary learning

combining arts, language, science and social studies curriculum

Develops the 4C's

incl. communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity

Connects learning to the real world

through fun at-home missions to lead change in families

Meets diverse learning needs

with engaging, arts-based group activities

Helps bring tech into the classroom

in an easy plug & play format, no special equipment needed!

How It Works

6 weekly pre-planned modules, at your own pace

Led by a website projected at the front of the class

Students do fun and engaging activities for points

Module at-a-glance (approx.60-75mins)

  • 10 Minute Prep
  • Video-Led
  • Team Activities
  • Game Shows
  • Music
  • Missions

NEW: Activities have been adapted for COVID protocols

Plug & Play! Minimal Prep!

Print Worksheets   

Set Up Projector  

Let The Website Do The Rest!  

A MISSION FOR ZERO WASTE

The Zero Heroes resource inspires students as zero waste superheroes to explore our garbage predicament and change their families’ waste habits!

Modules Overview

Module 1 -

Operation Garbage Watch

The adventure begins! Why is garbage a problem? What brings us joy that isn’t about stuff? First mission assignment!

Module 2 -

Operation Love Food, Hate Waste

Why and how do we waste perfectly good food? Calculate the relative value of the food families waste. Learn about an Indigenous community with a huge recycling centre in Arizona, and the principle of using every part of what is harvested. Mission 2: Reduce food waste at home.

Module 3 -

Operation Food Scraps

Composting and food scraps: why bother? Play a Sorting Game and write a rap about food scraps. Learn about the thousands-of-years-old practice of composting from an Indigenous community in Arizona. Get Mission 3: use your food scraps bin!

Module 4 -

Operation Waste-Free Lunch

What is packaging and what problems does it cause? Analyse today’s lunch. Use math to learn about collective impact. Discover how the ancestral Pueblo used nature’s principals to farm in the desert. Make a poster and get Mission 4: have a waste-free lunch.

Module 5 -

Operation Buy Smart

Now that we know all this, how can we buy smarter? Brainstorm solutions, create buy-smart guidelines, create skits about impulse shopping, and get Mission 5: teach your families to buy smart!

Module 6 -

Operation Green Cycle

Designing following nature’s design. Learning about biomimicry: how can we design like nature does? Learn about making houses from natural materials, from the Pueblo people. Invent a product that uses biomimicry. Through the art of your choice, share your product with the class.

Messages from Mother Earth

Indigenous perspectives on waste

Each week, our young Cree superhero highlights Indigenous-led environmental projects around the world, showing how Indigenous cultural practices and wisdom hold solutions for our waste issues.

Created in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous artists, elders and culture keepers.

Learn more about the collaboration.

What Teachers Say

  • "Just press play and it runs itself. It's literally plug and play. You get to ride along with the class and it’s so much fun!"

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    Shane Hipwell, Abbotsford, BC

  • "They love this because it's got the technology, it's got the music and the songs and the game show, it's just really engaging."

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    Debbie Yeo, Langley, BC

  • "My class LOVED it!!! The lessons are fun, involve technology, and touch on skills across many subject areas!"

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    Jennifer Alberring, Sidney, BC

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