Curricula Resources

Closing the Loop
http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Schools/curriculum/CTL/
A K-6 grade curriculum created by the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB). It is a compilation of activities to help students discover and nurture an environmental ethic and stewardship for natural resources.

The activities focus on solid waste and environmental awareness topics including landfills, recycling, packaging, resource conservation, waste prevention, worm composting, etc.

Are you a West Contra Costa County teacher? Would you like to attend a free workshop and receive a Closing the Loop curriculum to use in your classrooom? Call 510-215-3125 or send us an e-mail .
 
Project Learning Tree (PLT)
http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Schools/Curriculum/PLT/
The Municipal Solid Waste Module of PLT contains eight lessons and is designed for educators teaching 7-12th grades.

The module focuses on current solid waste dilemmas and helps students realize that they can create a positive change in their community and environment. Through interesting hands-on activities, students have the opportunity to use critical thinking and decision making skills.

Are you a West Contra Costa County teacher? Would you like to attend a free workshop and receive a PLT Municipal Solid Waste curriculum to use in your classrooom? Call 510-215-3125 or send us an e-mail. 
 
SF Environment Lesson Plans and Activity Sheets
SF Environment has easy-to-use lesson plans and activities sheets available online. Topics range from packaging (reduce!) to compost (rot!). Check them out at http://www.sfenvironmentkids.org/teacher.htm 

 
Do the Rot Thing: A Teacher's Guide to Compost Activities
A collection of hands-on compost education activities which encourage student exploration and learning.

For a copy, please visit the StopWaste website at http://www.stopwaste.org.

 
 
East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
A business devoted to reusing everyday items and materials for artistic and other means. This is a great resource for teachers, artists and anyone with a little creativity.

The East Bay Depot collects unwanted materials from businesses, manufacturers and individuals and makes them available to teachers, artists, community groups and the public for reuse. The Depot helps reduce waste by helping items that would ordinarily end up in the landfill to be reused.

The Depot hosts field trips, workshops and an annual "Trash to Treasure" art competition.

Visit their webpage on Teacher Resources.

East Bay Depot for Creative Re-Use
6713 San Pablo Avenue
(at Folger, 2 blocks south of Ashby)
Oakland, CA 94608
Telephone: (510) 547-6470
Fax: (510) 655-6536

Hours
Monday-Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Closed most holidays