2019 Summer Waste in Place Teacher Training
KPB hosted two successful Waste in Place teacher training on June 24 and July 17, 2019. The twenty-three participants this summer learned how to use the lesson plans and activities in Waste in Place to educate students in both an informal and formal class setting. Keep America Beautiful’s educational resources for kindergarten through 6th grade teachers and their students provide a balanced perspective of waste and the options for its management in clear and user-friendly formats.
Teachers from Pearland ISD and Alvin ISD were in attendance, toured the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, Delores Fenwick Nature Center, KPB Yardwise Garden and walk along the nature trail. After completing the workshop, teachers were eligible to earn six continuing education units and six hours of credit towards environmental education lesson plans.
“Waste in Place” teacher training exists because Keep America Beautiful believes that It’s crucial that our future leaders understand waste issues and how waste can be managed. While there will always be garbage, it must be dealt with safely — after recycling, composting, and source reduction have done their part.
The classroom curriculum supplement Waste in Place, for grades K-6, builds critical thinking, processing, and problem-solving skills through imaginative, hands-on lessons. Lessons can be taught individually or in sequence. The curriculum supplement contains over 40 lesson plans on many diverse subjects, including community greening litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, landfills, and much more.
Developed and field-tested by professional educators and waste experts, the curriculum supplement is being used nationwide by thousands of teachers to influence positive behavior, to foster social responsibility and respect for the environment, and to enrich the learning experience.
Visit the KPB Waste In Place page for more information!