Free Scout Programs:
Making Recycled Paper: (Paper and Pulp) Students will learn how paper is recycled by participating in making a sheet of handmade paper. They will also construct a timeline of the history of papermaking.
Recycling Games: (Environmental Science) Select 2 or 3 of these fun environmental games to learn more about recycling: Earth Bingo, Science Bingo, Clever Catch Ball Game, and Recycle Sort. Additionally all participants will spin the wheel to win a recycled prize.
Making a Difference: (Citizenship and Environmental Activism) Leave No Trace –Exploring Trash Disposal. This litter cleanup activity is a great way for scouts to volunteer in their community and make a difference. So select an area for your group to clean and we will do a litter hunt together. Trash bags, safety vests, and gloves provided. Scouts will also learn how long it takes for items to decompose through a fun group activity.
E Waste and Household Hazardous Waste: (Sustainability/Environmental Science) Held at the Solid Waste District Office on Wednesdays only during the months of May –October. Bring us your old HHW to recycle and tour our collection facility (open till 6:00 PM). Then meet in our conference room to discuss E -Waste and experiment with safe HHW alternatives.
What’s Your Carbon Footprint?: (Sustainability) In going about our daily lives —everyone uses some means of transportation, have homes, purchases food and goods which all contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. By taking the carbon footprint quiz, students will learn that there are many things each of us, as individuals, can do to reduce our carbon emissions. They will then break into groups to play the Lorax carbon footprint board game.
ECO-Villains: (Environmental Science): Scouts will learn about different types of human pollution and the impact on communities. They will then identify a specific problem and work in groups to create eco-villain wanted posters to place throughout the community.
- All programs are conducted by the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District and are free of charge. But to schedule a program please have at least 10 participants.
- Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for each program.
- All of the activities can be geared to helping scouts earn Merit Badges in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Nature, Citizenship in the Community, Pulp and Paper and Plant Science
- Scouts can help their natural world by participating in a litter cleanup as a service project. Sign up for the Great American Cleanup at www.startrecycling.com