Virtual Lessons

Get Schooled in Your Classroom With the SWA

Calling all teachers! Take your students AWAY with a virtual lesson from the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County! Many people forget about their garbage and recycling after it goes AWAY. But where is “AWAY?” You and your students will see how the SWA’s Integrated Solid Waste Management System works in live, grade-level specific interactive lessons designed to make your class take a closer look at the world around them.

Each lesson meets a variety of Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and can be conducted through your virtual platform or ours (Microsoft Teams). All lessons are free of charge and available in English.

Student presentations are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and last approximately 30 minutes. To schedule, please complete the Virtual Lesson Request Form. (Please note, this is a request form and not a guarantee of a scheduled lesson.)

Pre-recorded lessons are available on our YouTube playlist.

SWA Virtual Lessons by Grade

  1. Kindergarten 
  2. 1st Grade
  3. 2nd Grade 
  4. 3rd Grade
  5. 4th Grade
  6. 5th Grade
  7. 6th Grade
  8. 7th Grade
  9. 8th Grade
  10. High School/College

The SWA Story

Introduce your students to recycling and solid waste issues with this fun picture-based lesson. They'll see what happens to their garbage and recycling after it leaves their homes. This lesson is followed by an interactive demonstration of what goes into the blue and yellow recycling bins.


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