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RSP presents new unit on plastic pollution

Micro plastic pollution: We can’t say enough about it… RSP presented at the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA) conference held in October. We conducted one of the lab activities from our new unit on the St. Louis connection to plastic pollution in our ocean. We will come to your school [...]

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‘Talkin’ Trash’ production to tour seven St. Louis County schools

Resourceful Schools is bringing Metro Theater Company’s production of “Talkin’ Trash”, a play by Nicholas Kryah, to seven St. Louis County schools. This play was inspired, in part, by a Parkway North High School student, Sam Klein. From a young age, Sam knew that recycling and keeping things out of [...]

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The Fall 2015 RSP newsletter is here!

The new Resourceful Schools Project Fall 2015 newsletter is out! See our list of free programs for K-12 schools in St. Louis County,  and read  a recap of our bottle cap collection and the Robinson Elementary cafeteria compost project. […]

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Eek! It leaks! A lesson for students in grades 3-8

A sanitary landfill is an engineering marvel that protects our groundwater from contaminated waste. Basically, it is a giant bag that doesn’t leak. In this activity, students are charged with constructing a leak-proof bag using 4 plastic strips and masking tape. The challenge is they are given only a limited amount of tape.

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Attention All Day Camps: Puppet Show Extends Season

Destiny, the star of the smash hit puppet show, “How Recycling Changed My Life” has extended her engagement in St. Louis County and is now available for summer performances. The smash hit, seen by 1,008 students this past school year, features a sneaky villain, dramatic chase scene, and flying objects! […]

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Robinson Elementary: Shining Example of Food Waste Diversion

A pilot program to recycle cafeteria waste at Robinson Elementary School succeeds with thoughtful design and a commitment to training. […]

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Discover the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ at our July 30 workshop

Our free STEAM workshop for middle school science teachers on July 30 will feature lab activities, field trips, community service projects, art, language arts, and more!  Come and stake your claim on a Texas-sized island of trash! […]

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Free Summer Workshop for Marketing Teachers July 28

Looking for an engaging project for your high school marketing class? Attend our free summer workshop! The workshop includes a field trip to a material recovery facility and tips on how advertising and marketing are used in our program. Lunch is also on us! […]

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12 Schools Make a Ton (and a Half!) of Difference in Just Six Weeks

In six weeks 5,700 students in 12 schools collected plastic bottle caps. The day has arrived for St. Louis County’s Resourceful Schools Project staff to pick them up. The truck rattles and the ride is bumpy. Plastic tarps line the floor of the truck to capture any renegade caps that [...]

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Our bottle cap collection results are in!

In 6 weeks, 12 school communities collected 2,761 lbs. of plastic caps representing 521,591 containers!