The Education Team will begin booking in-school presentations for the 2023-24 school year on Aug. 4. To request an in-person school presentation, please fill out the School Environmental Lesson Request Form.
The SWA's K-12 classroom lessons are a fun and innovative way of teaching students about solid waste and the importance of Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Rethinking!
Elementary lessons are designed to be done with two classes at a time, with a schedule of changing classes.
Please let us know at the time of scheduling if there's a vacant classroom. We'd prefer to be stationary and have students come to the presenters.
Middle and High School
Middle and high school lessons are scheduled to allow for changing classes when possible. Science teachers may want to join together for certain projects. The emphasis of these lessons is to promote following the 4Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink!
Student programs are conducted March through May, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., depending on the program selected. To schedule, please check for open dates on the Education Calendar and then complete the School Environmental Lesson Request Form. (Please note, this is a request form and not a guarantee of a scheduled program.)
Students learn how garbage and recycling are processed in Palm Beach County and how recyclables should be sorted into correct bins. Then, students play Recycle Bingo to reinforce their knowledge of the recycling program.
Through hands-on activities, students learn the importance of the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink!) and how to implement them into their lives. Afterwards, students team up in groups of four or five and use a Venn diagram to practice what they learned.
Through a hands-on activity, each student makes a sheet of recycled paper while learning the process of paper recycling. This lesson requires a science lab or art room with a sink. A bathroom sink is not sufficient.