ERIC Number: ED366501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Working on Waste.
Thomas, Sue; Moen, Dave
This guide provides background information and youth activities for youth leaders and classroom teachers interested in integrating waste management issues into current educational programming. Five parts suggest ideas for action that youth can take at home, in their group, or in the community to solve waste management problems. Part 1 introduces young people to six waste management issues: waste source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, incineration, and landfilling. Part 2 presents 12 activities for use in class and at home that address the six issues discussed in Part 1. Each activity includes preparation facts, steps on implementing the activity, questions that stimulate participant reflection, and ideas on taking action at home, within the group, and in the community. Part 3 focuses on actions children can take to solve solid waste problems. The actions are separated into three categories and include: (1) 14 actions for groups; (2) over 100 actions to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste for projects related to animal sciences, expressive arts, home economics, mechanical sciences, natural resources, personal growth and development, and plant sciences; and (3) 56 community service ideas. Part 4, a resources section, lists major organizational affiliation; resource people; curriculum, posters and games; periodicals; books; and audio visual materials. Part 5 provides a glossary of 29 terms. (MDH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Programs, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Family Involvement, Parent Participation, Recycling, School Community Relationship, Solid Wastes, Student Projects, Teaching Guides, Waste Disposal, Youth Programs
Minnesota Extension Service, Distribution Center, 3 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Minnesota State Office of Waste Management, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Minnesota Extension Service.
Identifiers: Environmental Awareness; Environmental Issues