These lesson plans are designed to integrate cafeteria and garden compost learning with classroom concepts.
These lesson plans integrate ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ themes with learning standards. Pre-K teachers: see also Resources for the Creative Curriculum Recycling Unit.
The DC Reduce First! Challenge is designed to engage schools around the question of how to reduce the amount of waste that we produce, focusing on different waste streams including food, paper, and plastics. These lesson plans relate to and expand on the concepts of the Reduce First! Challenge.
The DC Recycle Right! Competition challenges schools to recycle right—not recycle more—by designing solutions to encourage correct recycling behavior. These lesson plans support the competition goals by integrating real-world learning about the recycling process and contamination with education standards.