******2015-2016 UPDATE**** - Due to current staffing levels, classroom presentations, workshops, and field trips for the 2015-2016 school year have been suspended indefinitely. We continue to support West Contra Costa schools by providing in-classroom recycling baskets and tubs at no cost to the district. Once again we thank teachers and school administrators for supporting our activities so the students and their parents can enjoy the benefits of participating in them. We hope to return in the Spring of 2016 with updated programs and activities in continuing to educate our youth about the benefits of practicing the 4R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot!
Just so you don't forget, these are some of the programs and services RecycleMore has been able to offer at NO CHARGE to our local schools:
RecycleMore offers quality programs FREE to public and private schools (K thru 12) within the West Contra Costa Unified School District service area. In 2013-2014 we had another very successful season in providing West County schools a number of activities that educate students on the 4 R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot! Providing these activities is an significant portion of RecycleMore's mission as society will depend on the the younger generations to continue to be the voice and enthusiastic supporters in protecting our environment.
RecycleMore School Programs
Four R's Presentation
Required before a field trip or can be a stand-alone presentation. This visual-rich presentation introduces the 4 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot. Specially-designed, subject-specific presentations are available for middle and high school classes. K – 12th Grade;
Recycling Center, Composting & Transfer Station Field Trips (prerequisite - Four R's Presentation)
Students see first-hand where the materials that go into the blue, brown, & green bins at home end up with this enlightening tour of the transfer station, composting operations center, and recycling center. 3rd – 12th Grade;
Recycling Center Field Trips (prerequisite - Four R's Presentation)
A shorter version for younger students to see the operations of our local recycling center. 1st - 2nd Grade;
Available to paper-making novices only. Students make their own colorful paper and learn about recycling in the process in this hands-on workshop. K – 6th Grade; Contact to arrange date/time, 1 hour duration
Worm Composting Workshops
RecycleMore's Worm folks will help you set up a classroom worm bin and will teach your students about worms and vermicomposting. Preschool – 12th Grade;
Special Programs: (Contact RecycleMore by phone to learn more!)
Four R's Action Program (KIDS for the BAY Elementary School Intensive) A multi-session workshop over 10 weeks with Kids for the Bay. Students learn new ways to reduce waste and conserve resources at home and at school. "The [Four Rs Action] program has made my students more aware of their actions, the difference between want and need, and the earthly limits of our natural resources." Mary Hughes-Tutass, 4th grade teacher.
School Mini Grants
RecycleMore provides funds to West County schools for projects that help reduce waste at school. Call (510) 215-3125 and ask to speak with the school mini-grant program manager.
Art In the Heart
This awesome after-school reuse arts program is dedicated to the 4R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rot).Art instructors from the East Bay depot for Creative Reuse introduce the 4R's in a fun, creative and artistic way. To learn more about Art in the Heart visit the website of The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse.