Franklin County, Massachusetts
Educational Services and Programs
Technical Assistance to Establish or Improve a Recycling or Composting ProgramDistrict staff is available to assist schools in establishing, reinvigorating, or trouble-shooting recycling and composting programs. The District includes 30 public schools; as of March 2012, half of them have composting programs in place, and all are recycling.
Presentations and InstructionDistrict staff can provide instruction and presentations on solid waste, composting, and other environmentally-oriented topics for students of all ages and in all disciplines. District staff can assist schools with hands-on solid waste studies and experiments, planning environmental science fairs, Earth Day activities, worm bins, and other environmental education learning activities. Similar services are available for school clubs, outdoor classrooms, after-school programs, and troops.
Curricula and materialsThe District has a number of curricula, along with a range of solid waste and environmentally-related materials, that can be borrowed. Most of the curricula contain easy-to-photocopy activity and learning sheets, as well as background information to successfully complete projects. The activities are intended to be used in conjunction with everyday school curriculum. They are well designed for use as single lessons in order to be most adaptable to individual teaching needs.
Web Resources for Waste Reduction, Recycling, and CompostingMany websites have free downloadable activities, lessons and curricula for environmental education. Here's a pageful of web resources you may want to explore.
Educational Video LibraryThe District has a limited number of videos available on recycling, composting, and solid waste issues.
Franklin County Solid Waste Management
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