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Does Your School Need Recycling Bins?

The Resourceful Schools Project has distributed bins to schools in order to assist them in their recycling efforts.  We are happy to be able to provide a limited number of classroom bins again this year. We are excited that so many schools now have the ability to participate in single-stream recycling! […]

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New lesson plans for upper elementary and middle school students.

Recycling & Economics

Got Gadgets?
The Zero Waste Project

Recycling & Climate Change

Pass the Tomatoes Please
The Carbon Games

Litter & Waste Reduction

Pick Up a New Attitude
Waste Watchers
Recycling Rules
All three of these lessons are in this pdf.

Programs for Adults

If you are looking for programming for a PTO meeting or events in your school community, we offer presentations on solid waste issues intended for adult audiences. The environment provides an important service that protects human health; it receives our wastes.

The Saint Louis County Health Department is one of […]

Recycling Relay

This activity challenges students to separate materials in a similar way to how it happens in real life. […]

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High School Lesson Plan: Hands-on “Garbage Patch”

You may have heard about the “Garbage Patch”, an island the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean, but it may not be what you imagine. Much of the pollution caught in all of our ocean’s gyres is actually a slurry of many-sized pieces of plastic; some smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. […]

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Elementary Offerings: Decomposer Detectives/World of Worms

“Decomposer Detectives” is an activity in which students explore samples of working compost to find creatures that are a part of the decomposer community. Sometimes terrific, insect-filled compost samples are hard to come by so, as a solution to this problem, we have combined this activity with the “World of […]

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New Puppet Show: How Recycling Changed My Life

Our new puppet show stars an elementary student named Destiny. The 15-20 minute presentation is interactive, features a villain, contains an exciting chase scene, and has a conclusion that young students can readily recognize as actually happening in real life. The puppet show can be performed for multiple classes […]

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Fall/Winter 2013 Newsletter

Our Fall/Winter 2013 features some of the new, and newly revised, offerings from Saint Louis County Department of Health’s Resourceful Schools Project. These programs are offered free of charge to any public or private school in St. Louis County.

How Are You Using Your Trash Can?

As the list of what can be recycled keeps expanding, families everywhere are trying to figure out what to do with their empty trash cans! Find out everything you can recycle at RecyclingBecomesMe.com

 

Why reuse a paper cup?

Here are some fun facts about to-go paper cups in an infographic. Do you remember to bring your reusable mug to the coffee shop each time you go?

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Discovery Nature Schools Instructional Unit

Great Resource for Environmental Education in the Classroom
Teachers are you looking for supplemental activities during your science based biology and ecology lessons? The Missouri Department of Conservation offers “Discover Nature Schools” (DNS) teaching activities that offer hands-on experiences in nature to help students become life-long conservationists. The program boasts exciting insturctional […]

Administrators and teachers

Tobacco-free, smoke-free signage for St. Louis County schools
We have some “tobacco-free” signs available to county schools at no charge. The signs measure 18″ x 12″. Quantities are limited. Please contact Keith Street at kstreet@stlouisco.com or 314-615-0513 if you need one or more for your school(s). The signs were purchased by the Saint Louis […]