Select from a variety of presentation topics that are tied to the Ohio Academic Content Standards with an emphasis on Science and Communication. All sessions include take home information on the district-wide recycling drop-off program. To schedule a presentation, contact the District's Education Specialist, Holly Carine at 1-800-707-2673 ext 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentations are scheduled on a first come basis.
Grades K-1:(30 minutes)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:
Watch a 10 minute DVD about recycling featuring Rex, a dinosaur who has to figure out how to make less garbage. Then students will create a recycling sticker sheet to reinforce reducing, reusing and recycling. (DVD player required)
Who's habit is that?:
Students will learn facts about wildlife by participating in an animal guessing game. They will listen to a story about a little girl who helps welcome wildlife to her own backyard encouraging students to appreciate and care for local animal habitats.
Are Trees Alive?:
Students will listen to a sotry titled Are Trees Alive? Through a poetic comparison of plants and humans, they will learn how trees live and grow, and how they get their food. They will learn that living things have parts and because of these parts can do certian things. After a discussion on trees students will make fun floral and leaf patterns with rubbing plates.
Students will listen to the story Compost Stew, and have a chance to add something to the pot to make compost. A discussion will be held on how once living things can be composted and how this reduces waste. They will look at a see-through compost container and watch organic waste decomposing.
Students will join Disney's Timon and Pumbaa as they makes sure the land, water and air around them is clean and safe. This short 11 minute DVD explores recycling and ways to conserve water and energy. Students will complete a going green checklist and receive a "Be Green" poster to color. DVD player required.
The Lorax: What’s Your Carbon Footprint?
Students will view a clip from the new movie The Lorax. We will discuss the movie and issues surrounding global warming, carbon footprinting and recycling. They will then break into groups to play the Lorax board game.
We will look at everyday waste items, what materials they are made from and if the item can be recycled, composted or must go in the trash. Students will then compete in groups to properly sort a variety of items in the least amount of time.
Exploring Habitats Around the World:
Students will have fun as they use props to dress up as an animal, highlighting important adaptions and discussing habitats. Each student will make a sticker sheet matching animals to the regions they can best survive.
Who started it, why and when? Students will learn about the history of Earth Day and the meaning and symbolism of the Earth Day Flag. They will take turns quickly reading the fun Earth Day Birthday sing-along book that honors 12 North American spcies. Students will be shown different flags designs and then given the opportunity to design their own mini Earth Day flag. Earth Day magnetic pledge cards will be distrubted to all students.
Household Hazardous Waste and Green Alternatives:
Household Hazardous Waste and Green Alternatives: We will discuss what makes products hazardous, key words on products that identify that it is harmful, and how to properly dispose of leftover hazardous waste. Students will then experiment with green cleaners and make a sample deodorizer.
Exploring Recycled Products:
Students will be able to examine a variety of recycled content products. They will each be given a chance to guess what common waste item it was made from. A discussion will be held on how new products can be manufactured from old materials.
Students will play a fun game of Earth Bingo. Topics discussed will include recycling, nature, reuse, litter and composting. Recycled prizes will be awarded.
*These presentations are free of charge and can be scheduled by contacting the District’s Education Specialist, Holly Carine at 330-675-2673 / 1-800-707-2673 ext. 102 or email@example.com
Youth Group Environmental Education Programs
Making Recycled Paper: Children will get to make a sheet of recycled paper from old paper scraps and learn about the recycling process. Each participant will also take home a recycle box as a reminder to collect all old paper at home. (Extra adult supervision recommended)
Reuse Ideas and Crafts: Make a reusable tote bag or recycled bottle bird feeder. Then create mini environmental flags to get your earth friendly message out. Fun reuse ideas will be displayed.
Recycling Games: Select 2 or 3 of these fun environmental games: Clever Catch, Earth Bingo, “Fundana” Board Game, and Recycle Sort. All participants will spin the wheel to win a recycled prize.
“Great American Cleanup” Litter Hunt: Grab a bag and do your part to rid our neighborhood of litter. Select an area for your group to clean and we will do a litter hunt together. All supplies provided.
Splash out Pollution: Learn how litter affects our community, waterways and homes. Groups will be involved in identifying a problem area in their community and working toward a solution. They will decorate fish banks to take home and begin to save coins for their cause.
Household Hazardous Waste Lab and Tour:( Held at the Solid Waste District Office on Wednesdays only, during the months of May –Sept.) Bring us your old HHW to recycle and tour our collection facility. Then visit our conference room to make an HHW alternative cleaner.
- All programs are free of charge but to schedule a program please have at least 10 participants.
- Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- You can select the location of the program but please have enough table space if the program calls for a craft. Any program can be held at the Solid Waste District Office at 5138 Enterprise Blvd., Warren, Ohio.
- To schedule contact Holly Carine at 330-675-2673 ext. 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Videos From Our Library
Are Available For Your Use.
Our lending library has just added a new set of videos and DVD's for classroom use. The following are available to use anytime during the school year. If you are interested in borrowing a video contact our office at 1-800-707-2673 and submit your request. Videos will be mailed directly to you at your school and must be returned my mail after one week.
GARBAGE (Enhanced Classroom Edition DVD)
Bill Nye exposes the vast amount of non-biodegradable waste humans create by digging up the dirt on garbage. Travel from NY to Florida to see the ever-expanding landfills. 26 minutes-Grade level: 4 and up
POLLUTION SOLUTIONS (Enhanced Classroom Edition DVD)
Bill Nye demonstrates how important it is for all humans to prepare for the future by recycling, researching, and developing innovative solutions to combat this "way-UN cool" world wide problem. 26 minutes-Grade level: 4 and up.
HAROLD AND HIS AMAZING GREEN PLANTS (VHS)
Harold and his unusual "pet" plant give young audiences a basic botany lesson and introduction to photosynthesis by following the life cycle of a green plant from seed to maturity. Animated. 8 minutes-Grade level: K-3
RECYCLE REX (Enhanced classroom Edition DVD)
Rex and his Dino-friends show how to take responsibility for Planet Earth: it's up to us to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Includes an original song that will get students humming and singing about the importance of environmental action. Animated. 10 minutes-Grade level: K-5.
RETURN TO SENDER: A STORY ABOUT LITTERING (VHS)
Ten year old Jennifer is oblivious to the trail of litter she leaves behind in the park. She is in for a rude awakening, however, as her litter is magically returned to her bedroom each night. Through this imaginative dramatization, viewers learn anti-littering behavior. 13 minutes-Grade level: K-6
WARTVILLE WIZARD (VHS)
A neat and tidy old man lived on a hill overlooking Wartville. Every day he collected the trash that has been dumped on the beautiful countryside. The old man grew angrier and angrier about picking up after other people until the day he was given the power over trash. He then began returning the trash back to the person who had thrown it. This funny story about littering will have everyone laughing. 10 minutes-Grade level: K-3.
THE BUSY, BUSY PLANET (VHS)
This video takes a look at our busy planet and how plastic packaging and usages are very common. It also highlights recycled plastic items on the market and the importance of recycling plastic containers. 11 minutes-Grade level: K-6.
RECYCLING: CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES (DVD)
This video includes live- action footage and colorful computer graphics to follow the complex steps of converting raw materials into finished goods. Recognize the problems created from using and discarding these products and understand why recycling is so necessary to conserve Earth's precious natural resources. 20 minutes-Grade level: 5 and up.
Looking for local volunteers!
Join Our 24th Annual Great American Cleanup
Yearly we have 9,000 local volunteers who participate in our litter cleanup campaing sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. Our volunteers are made up of schools, scouts, service groups, communities and neighborhood groups. Select an area that needs cleaned and complete the online registration form to recieve trash bags, gloves and flower seed packets. Help beautify your community.
Free Recycling Containers
Set up a recycling program at your school, governement office or church.
These indoor recycling boxes are free of charge and perfect for classroom and office use.