Games, quizzes, and lesson plans
The EPA has compiled a number of great resources for teachers, students and kids of all ages! Here are a few of our favorite. Let us know about your favorite recycling education resources.
Visit (click on) Recycle City and find out what citizens are doing right to save resources, energy and water...and what nearby Dumptown is doing wrong.
The Quest for Less: Activities and resources for teaching
Use this resource to develop lesson plans, incorporate a range of activities into various subject areas throughout the school year.
Teach Kids About Recycling - Lesson Plan Samples
The Adventures of (Squirmin') Herman the Worm
A site for younger kids to learn about composting, worm bins and the biology of earthworms. What's on the menu at the Worm Deli? En Español tambien!
Composting in Schools
A comprehensive guide for teachers interested in guiding students' research projects on composting. The book was selected by the National Science Teachers Association to be included in 'Recommends', a collection of the best science education books.
Webinars on Demand
EPA Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments 10-Part Webinar Series
Student Curriculum: Recipes for Healthy Kids, and a Healthy Environment
Each 45-minute lesson empowers kids to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their communities and reduce their environmental risk.
Click on the button for more EPA resources available on line, in print and on CD:
NASA's Space Place & NASA' Climate Kids
Want to take NASA's Space Place and Climate Kids’ fun activities and projects with you even if you don’t have a computer? Want to share them with your kids, classroom, after-school program, or summer camp? Now it's easier than ever. We’ve got print-ready PDFs of all of the activities and crafts.
Association of PostConsumer Plastic Recyclers
Several fun ways to explore recycling with games and trivia
NAPCOR - Fun word search
EPA - Make a Difference Campaign
Reading Rainbow - video of recycling center at work
Bill Nye the Science Guy - Video on Garbage
Busy Bee Cleaning Service - Keep the Earth Clean By Preventing Pollution (recommended by Girl Scout Troop)
Got Gadgets? At What Cost?
ReCommunity provides resources for recycling education including how materials collected at the curb are sorted at a materials processing facility and remade into new products.