The resources below will help you educate kids, adults, and communities about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling solid waste. On-line games, children’s story books, and ideas for finding local educational resources and information on the 3R’s are among the resources you’ll find here.
Yes, this is a very generic recommendation, but is important to mention! While there are a lot of great recycling resources available for educators, since recycling is managed at the local or state level it is extremely important to know how recycling works in your school, organization, or community. You may need to tailor lessons and activities to your community’s program requirements.
Guidelines: Action orientation, Depth, Fairness and accuracy
One of the books is “The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle,” which tells the story of how plastic bottles get recycled from the perspective of the plastic bottle. “Don’t Throw That Away!” follows an eco-conscious superhero as he teaches kids how to recycle and reuse common household items. The books range from $4.99 to $9.99 can be purchased at Amazon and most bookstores.
Guidelines: Depth, Fairness and accuracy, Usability
Recycle City is an interactive way for students to learn how everyone can recycle, reduce, and reuse waste by doing simple things. Educators can create their own scavenger hunts and activities and set goals that can be paired with lessons being taught in the classroom. It can be adapted for all ages. Recycle City can be used online, downloaded for offline use, and has a printable version, so it can be used in any setting.
Guidelines: Action orientation, Depth, Emphasis on skills building, Fairness and accuracy, Usability