Waste in Place is Keep America Beautiful’s educational resource developed for Prekindergarten through 12th grade students and educators that offers hands-on activities related to end littering, improve recycling and beautifying communities. The activities are interdisciplinary and STEAM correlated. The materials are used by many educators nationwide to influence positive behavior, to foster social responsibility and respect for the environment, and to enrich their students’ learning experiences.
Prekindergarten to 6th Grade Waste in Place includes a Resource Guide and Parent Guide Big Ideas for Growing Minds (available in English and Spanish) plus multi-dimensional educational tools and games. The children’s books include: Where Does Gum Go, If It’s Litter, Keeping My Town Beautiful and The Jalapeno Seed.
Middle and High School Waste in Place offers student and leader project-based learning guides to help middle and high school students plan, lead, and execute community service projects. These on-line resources include steps toward becoming a Keep America Beautiful School including: Litter Free Places, Trashless Tree Trails and Waste Audit. It also includes how to form a Youth Advisory Council.