Field Trips, Class Workshops, and Presentations
******2014-2015 UPDATE**** - All classroom presentations, workshops, and field trips for the 2014-2015 school year have been temporarily suspended. Due to budgetary issues, the programs and services we have previously offered to our local schools are being re-evaluated. Please check back for updates to see our list of available school programs and when sign-ups will begin. 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.
In 2013-2014 we had another very successful season in providing West County schools a number of activities that educated 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. Our goal is to continue this effort by partnering with school adminstrators and staff, teachers, students and parents in developing ways to get the most benefit out of our efforts.
RecycleMore's 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; Thursdays ;
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;
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
Partners in Education:
For the past 20 Years KIDS for the BAY (KftB) has taught hands-on, environmental science to children and teachers in elementary schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. At KIDS for the BAY we implement effective, on-going environmental education programs for elementary school communities and promote active, hands-on restoration of local habitats. KftB and RecycleMore partnered to provide a 10 week multi-session workshop to West County schools where students learned new ways to reduce waste and conserve resources at home and at school. "The [Four Rs Action Intensive] 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.
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.
EarthTeam was formed in 2000 by a coalition of educational, environmental, and governmental representatives who saw a need to provide community-based, curriculum connected environmental programs for overwhelmed high school and middle school teachers who lacked the time or resources to create such programs. Many secondary school students and teachers felt disconnected from others of similar interest and discouraged by the lack of interest in environmental issues among the general student body. EarthTeam was created to support these teachers and students in connecting with each other, increasing knowledge of pressing environmental issues, and participating in hands-on educational projects.