ERIC Number: ED458142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Service-Learning: Education beyond the Classroom.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Although the idea of service-learning is relatively new, the types of projects students are doing throughout the United States are quite diverse. The goals of this publication are to encourage environmental service in solid and hazardous waste areas, link these experiences to positive behavioral changes such as waste prevention and recycling, and demonstrate how the skills that students acquire can be a stepping stone to an environmental career. This booklet contains profiles of service-learning projects that focus on various aspects of safe solid waste management such as reducing household hazardous waste and buying recycled-content products. The profiles are organized by grade level into two categories: school-based and community programs. Projects include raising community awareness about recycled-content products, running community recycling programs, researching and solving landfill problems, producing educational videos, setting up and tending compost sites, and educating the community about proper disposal of hazardous materials. Each profile features contacts that can provide information on how to start a similar program in your area. Additional resources, including grants that can help to get a project started, are listed in the resource section at the back of the booklet. (PVD)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Hands on Science, Recycling, Science Education, Service Learning, Solid Wastes, Student Projects, Student Volunteers
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste (5305W), Washington, DC 20460.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Solid Waste and Emergency Response.