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Making Recycled Paper (pdf)

Resource Type:
Lesson Plans
Information/Statistics
Description: The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality gives instructions on how to make craft paper from scrap paper.
Cost: No
Time: 1-3 Days
State:
Topic: Waste/Recycling
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)

Reusable Bag Campaign

Resource Type:
Service Learning Projects
Lesson Plans
Information/Statistics
Description: Roots & Shoots Campaigns provides statistics on bag waste and offers proactive examples and suggestions.
Cost: No
Time: Ongoing
State:
Topic: Waste/Recycling
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Best Ever Compost Activity

Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Description: A lesson from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education on how to creat a compost pile.
Cost: No
Time: Ongoing
State:
Topic: Waste/Recycling
Grade: Elementary (K-5)

Litter Detectives

Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Description: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection invites students to develop solutions to help reduce littering.
Cost: No
Time: 1-3 Classes
State:
Topic: Waste/Recycling
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Action for Nature

Resource Type:
Information/Statistics
Resource List
Description: True stories of students making a difference and ideas for classroom projects.
Cost: No
Time:
State:
Topic: Waste/Recycling
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)