Available youth programs include programs designed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Keep America Beautiful, Inc., Marin County Office of Waste Management, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and programs developed by local Program Managers to meet the Ohio Learning Standards.  Contact your local Program Manager for more details on what is available in your area.

Crime Scene Investigation - Something Is Gone....A fowl!

Grades 3-5

Students will learn to interpret evidence and statements to problem solve a crime scene, understand how to use a map grid to determine locations and recognize how litter impacts our wildlife.

Edible Landfill

Grades 3-6 (can be geared toward younger audiences).

Students will be able to describe basic parts of a landfill and relate the features and materials used in the model with features and materials used in the construction of a real landfill.

Litter Evaluation Bag

Grades 1 and up.

Students will discuss why litter is undesirable and ways to change this behavior. Students will rank a variety of commonly littered items and discuss their reasoning for the ranking.

Mining and Recycling

Grades 3 - 6.

Students will be able to describe how resources are extracted from the earth; identify the effects of resource extraction on the environment in terms of land use and pollution; and infer the ability of recycling to conserve resources and reduce the harmful effects resource extraction has on the environment.

Paper Recycling (Papermaking)

Grades 3 - 6 (can be geared toward younger audiences).

Students will be able to identify the resources needed to produce a paper product and describe alternative resources that can be used to produce paper; explain the role of energy in a production process; make deductions about the effectiveness of recycling in saving money and energy; and analyze the cost and benefits of alternative consumer choices.

Trash Around the World

Grades 4 - 6.

Students will be able to interpret graphs and data about global solid waste concerns and be able to explain the relationships between a country's physical geography, per capita income, population and solid waste disposal methods.

Worms Eat My Garbage

grades 1 and up (although it can be geared toward younger audiences).

Students will examine the quiet life of the "red wiggler" worm.  Students will learn about the physical structure of this tiny biological wonder, understand the role the red wigglers play in the environment (and in recycling leftover food waste), and investigate the concepts of waste reduction and recycling.  Worm bins can be set up for use in your classroom upon request.

Other programs are available upon request.

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Delaware Knox Marion Morrow
Solid Waste District
619 W. Marion Road
Entrance B, Suite 107
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338