Handbook supported by:
Encorp Pacific (Canada)
Tire Stewardship BC
Electronic Products Recycling Association BC
Medications Return Program

Video supported by:
University of Alberta
Beverage Container Management Board
City of Edmonton




Urban Mining
song, video and handbook for students and teachers
Grades 4 – 7 ~ 62 pages

A FREE online resource that helps students and teachers make the links between recycling and being good ocean stewards. It is loaded full of science articles paired with comic strips which help illuminate the content, questions, activities and actions that students can take the lead on, important recycling information from our stewardship partners and plenty of links that take you to other interesting places on the web. Our good friend Cool Bear walks you through the book! He’s a pretty good scientist and an awesome recycler!






Science articles include:
• From Stardust to Cell Phones
• Veins of Precious Metals
• Rare Earth Elements
• Connected by Oceans
• The Power of Plankton
• Changing Climate Connections
• Impacts of CO2 on Oceans and Plankton

Singing is a fabulous activity 
that includes all learners. When we sing Urban Mining, we put the focus on all the stuff we use, our impacts on nature and the importance of reducing our carbon footprint. Just put on the song and sing!”

The downloads!
Here you have the choice to download the 2-page spreads, which gives you a look at how the pages were intended to be paired, or single pages which are more convenient for you to print as handouts. Download the MP3 so you can play it in class… and make sure you watch the concert video on the left which has the lyrics included so you can sing along. You can also download the lyric sheet.
PLEASE BE PATIENT as the files may take up to 10-20 seconds to load depending on your connection.

If you have problems with the downloads, try clicking on the links below. Then you can SAVE AS.

2-page spreads

single pages 

Urban Mining lyrics

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 Play Urban Mining MP3