FREE Field Trips, Class Workshops, and Presentations
RecycleMore is pleased to announce that sign-ups for classroom presentations, workshops, and field trips for Fall 2013 are now being accepted. A list of these activities and brief description of each is below. Please contact our Recycling Coordinator by calling (510) 215-3120 or via email for more information.
Workshops and field trips are popular, so reserve your spot early. Please visit our Tips for A Successful Field Trip page to read what will facilitate a safe and organized experience touring the Recycling Center. Due to restrictions established by the WCCUSD, there will be no field trips scheduled during weeks designated for testing. RecycleMore offers quality programs FREE to public and private schools (K thru 12) within the West Contra Costa Unified School District service area.
RecycleMore's Fall 2013 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; Contact to arrange date/time; 1 hour duration
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; Tuesdays & Thursdays ; 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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; Tuesdays & Thursdays ; 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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; Contact for date/time, 1 hour
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. Space is limited so call 215-3126 for more information today! **UPDATE - Program will not be available until January 2014.** Click here to see a summary of the 2011-2012 program.
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.