ERIC Number: ED377027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Recycling: Mining Resources from Trash. 4-H Leader's/Teacher's Guide.
Bonhotal, Jean F.
This guide is designed for adult volunteer leaders, camp counselors, and teachers who want to explore the subject of recycling with youth. An introduction explores the waste disposal options of reducing, reusing, and recycling, and reasons for recycling. Additional background information is provided on common solid waste and how it can be reused and recycled. Each of 11 activities includes some or all of the following: an introduction, student objectives, materials needed, activity procedure, follow-up questions, and reproducible student worksheets. Students organize a school waste-reduction project, research local community waste issues, learn facts about waste disposal, expand waste-related vocabulary, become aware of resources used in everyday life, build a terrarium, grow plants from garbage, and build an indoor worm composting system. Additional sections contain: (1) information on reducing, reusing, and recycling in the home; (2) information on careers related to solid waste; (3) a 25-word glossary; and (4) a list of 31 additional 4-H natural resources publications. (LZ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Recycling, Solid Wastes, Student Projects, Waste Disposal
Cornell Waste Management Institute, Center for the Environment, Cornell University, 468 Hollister Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-3501.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cooperative Extension Service.
Note: Oversized posters reproduced in sections.