Who we are, what we do

We are a FREE resource for K-12 schools in Saint Louis County, Missouri, who want to contribute to a more sustainable world. Teachers in Saint Louis County, please contact us to learn more about the free recycling and waste reduction programs and support we can provide for your school! (Yes, free!)

2017 Resourceful Schools Grant Opportunity!

2017 Resourceful Schools Grant Application

If you have questions, please contact Margaret Lilly

mlilly@stlouisco.com (314) 615-8957

Plastic Pollution

Learn about the Saint Louis connection to plastic pollution in our oceans. The unit also includes geography and language arts components as well as community service project ideas and opportunities.

Decomposer Detectives

Decomposer Detectives” is an activity in which students explore samples of working compost to find creatures that are a part of the decomposer community.

Recycling is #1

Through a puppet show a little milk jug learns that whether you are a #1 or #2 plastic, you are always a valuable resource if recycled.  View some of our available workshops here.

Connect with us!

We have educational programs for students of all levels that are available free of charge to all public and private schools in Saint Louis County. Presentations are typically about 45 minutes in length. Please allow at least two weeks’ notice.

Bottles recycled: 380,000!

The numbers are in! Schools participating in our bottle cap challenge this fall have collected plastic caps from 380,000 bottles, enough to fill 4 shipping containers. That’s 1,900 pounds of plastic caps!

Plastic bottle cap challenge!

We’ve asked 19 schools to show how many drink bottles they can recycle by America Recycles Day November 15th. We are keeping track by collecting the caps! How high will they go?

2016-2017 classroom offerings

The Resourceful Schools Project serves all schools within Saint Louis County, Missouri. Programs and resources are free. Here are our 2016-2017 classroom offerings.

Storm drain art participation wins recognition

Saint Louis County and the Resourceful Schools Project was recognized by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District on September 22, 2016, for our exceptional participation in the Storm Drain Art Education Program.

RSP presents new unit on plastic pollution

We will come to your school to conduct the lab and bring all necessary equipment and supplies, including goggles and gloves.

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

In this activity, students are charged with the task of constructing a leak-proof bag using 4 plastic strips and masking tape. The challenge is they are given only a limited amount of tape.

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.