Elementary Presentations

Middle/High Presentations

Feeding the Bin​
Closing the Loop
Starve the Landfill
Compost and Soil I
Compost and Soil II
All About Plastic
Litter-Be-Gone!
Race-to-Recycle
Enviroscape® Landfill Model

Recycling Adventure
Landfill Adventure
Environmental Club/Recycling Team
Enviroscape® Landfill Model
Stream Testing for Water Quality

 

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All presentations below are for K-12 Feed the Bin Program Schools in Wake County. Assemblies are 30-minutes in length but we have some flexibility in scheduling to meet your school needs. Recommended presentation/activity times are noted by each.
 
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Feeding the Bin

Recommended Grade Level(s): K–5

Presentation Type: Assembly-style

Time Needed: 30 minutes (minimum)

Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Science and Environmental Literacy Standards in Social Studies:
K.G.1; 1.L.1.3; 1.G.2.1; 2.G.2.2; 3.G.1.3; 4.P.1.1; 4.L.1.3; 5.G.1.2

Description:
Reviews how-to recycle materials with the Feed the Bin Program and looks at how recycling is sorted at the recycling collection center. Includes the prize wheel or a visit from our mascot!
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Closing the Loop

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Recommended Grade Level(s): K–5

Presentation Type: Assembly-style

Time Needed: 30 minutes (minimum)

Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Science and Environmental Literacy Standards in Social Studies:
K.P.2.2; 2.L.1.1; 2.L.1.2; 3.L.2.3; 4.L.1.3; 1.G.2.1; 5.G.1.2

Description:
Ties in animal life cycles to the recycling process as a “closed-loop cycle”. Looks at how plastic, paper, & aluminum are physically recycled. Includes the prize wheel!
 

 

Starve the Landfill

Recommended Grade Level(s): 4–5

Presentation Type: Assembly-style

Time Needed: 30 minutes (minimum)

Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Science and Environmental Literacy Standards in Social Studies:
4.G.1.2; 4.G.1.3; 4.L.1.3; 5.G.1.2; Health: 4.PCH.1.2; Lang Arts RL.4.10, RL.5.10

Description:
Participate in an echo response poetry reading. Learn how a landfill is engineered and how it protects human health and the environment. A review of what materials are collected with the Feed the Bin Program will also be covered. Includes the prize wheel!
 
 

 

Compost and Soil I

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Recommended Grade Level(s): Grade 3

Presentation Type: small class, small group (maximum of 30)
Multiple groups may be scheduled back-to-back on same day

Time Needed: 30 minutes (45–50 mins. recommended)

Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Science and Environmental Literacy Standards in Social Studies:
3.L.2.1; 3.L.2.2; 3.L.2.3; 3.L.2.4; 3.P.3.1; 3.G.1.3

Description:
The foundation for learning about compost is presented. Looks at what it is, how it works, and the beneficial use of it. Briefly look at the 3 basic soil types and its relation to compost. Up to 3 hands-on and kinesthetic activities may be used during this presentation.
 

 

Compost and Soil II

Recommended Grade Level(s): Grade 5 only

Presentation Type: grade level assembly-style, small class, or small group (maximum of 30)
Multiple groups may be scheduled back-to-back on same day

Time Needed: 30 minutes (45 minutes recommended)

Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Science and Environmental Literacy Standards: 5.P.3.1, 5.P.3.2; 5.L.2.2, 5.L.2.3

Description:
More in-depth look at the decomposers that live within the compost. Hands-on activities with vocabulary word-study and discussion is implemented along with a brief connection to food webs.
  compost collection

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All About Plastic

 

Recommended Grade Level(s): Grades 4–5 only


Presentation Type: small class, small group (maximum of 30) plastic bottles
Multiple groups may be scheduled back-to-back on same day


Time Needed: 30 minutes. (45–50 mins. recommended)


Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Science and Environmental Literacy Standards in Social Studies:
4.P.2.1, 5.P.2.3, 4.G.1, 5.G.1.2; Math 3.MD.3


Description:
Students learn hands-on about the 7 types of plastics, the origin and uses of plastic and our responsibility to recycle it. Inference and mathematical graphing are used during the activities.
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Litter-Be-Gone!

 

Recommended Grade Level(s): Grades 1–2road cleanup

Presentation Type: small class, small group (maximum of 30)
Multiple groups may be scheduled back-to-back on same day


Time Needed: 45 minutes (minimum)


Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Science and Environmental Literacy Standards: 1.G.2.1; 2.G.2.2; 1.L.1.1; 1.L.1.3;
ESS Theatre Arts: 1.C.1.1; 1.C.2.1; 1.C.2.2; 2.C.1.1; 2.C.2.1; 2.C.2.2


Description:
Students interact with a story using improvisation on how people impact the environment in positive and negative ways. Vocabulary covered: natural resources, pollution, conservation, litter. This presentation also suitable for special needs classes.

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Race-to-Recycle

Recommended Grade Level(s): Grades preK–2                

Presentation Type: small class, small group (minimum 15)
Multiple groups may be scheduled back-to-back on same day
Time Needed: 30 minutes                                                  
                                                                                                  
Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Science and Environmental Literacy Standards: K.G.2.2; 1.G.2.1; 2.G.2.1, 2.G.2.2;
Physical Education Standards: PE.K.PR.4.1, PE.K.PR.4.2; PE.1.PR.4.1, PE.1.PR.4.2, PE.1.PR.4.3; PE.2.PR.4.3
 
Description:
An indoor/outdoor recycling relay race in which students must sort clean trash items from those items that can be recycled. Great form of exercise and for teaching young ones the basics of how to recycle at home or school. Ideal activity for field day events!                                                                                          
Photo: Rolesville Elementary School   Photo: Rolesville Elementary School (2015)
 

 

Enviroscape® Landfill Model Activity

 
Recommended Grade Level(s): Grades 4 - 12
 
Presentation Type: one class at a time, small groups of 8 to work on model
Multiple groups must be scheduled back-to-back on same day
 
Time Needed: 20-30 minutes per group
 
Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Science and Environmental Literacy Standards:
Earth Science Standards:
AP Env. Science Standards:
 
 
Description:
Hands-on, interactive model of how a landfill is built and designed to work in order to protect human health and the surrounding environment. Also looks at how a landfill is a man-made landform that must consider erosive weathering forces from water runoff. Small groups of 8 or less is recommended for using the model with facilitator.  
 

Middle & High School (grades 6–12)

*Note: Middle school presentations/activities are given to small, classroom-sized groups. Presentations can be scheduled as back-to-back or in rotation to meet scheduling needs.

 

Recycling Adventure

Recommended Grade Level(s): Grades 6–12

Presentation Type: 1 class or group (minimum 15; maximum 40)
Multiple groups may be scheduled back-to-back on same day

Time Needed: 45 minutes–1 hour

Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards:
Physical & Political Science Standards – 6.P.3.2, 7.P.1.2, 7.P.2.4, Phy.3.2.1–3.2.2, PSc.3.1.4, PSc.3.3.1, PSc.3.3.4–3.3.5

Description:
Students will learn about the recycling process: how materials are sorted by a system of engineered mechanical and electrical machines at a MRF; how recycling benefits the environment and the local economy; review information about their school’s recycling efforts.

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Landfill Adventure

Recommended Grade Level(s): Grades 6–12


Presentation Type: 1 class or group (minimum 15; maximum 40)
Multiple groups may be scheduled back-to-back on same day


Time Needed: 45 minutes–1 hour


Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards: 6.E.2.4, 7.E.1.6, 8.E.1.4, 8.P.2.2, Bio.2.1–2.2, EEn.2.5.5, EEn.2.7.3, EEn.2.8.1, EEn.2.8.4

Description:
Students will go on a virtual tour of Wake County’s South Wake Landfill to learn how it was constructed to protect the health of citizens & the environment, how it's used to generate electricity, and how they can dispose of banned items properly. A hands-on interactive activity is included in the discussion along with the review of their school’s recycling efforts.

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Environmental Club/Recycling Team

Recommended Grade Level(s): Grades 3–12


Presentation Type: small group or club
Multiple groups may be scheduled back-to-back on same day


Time Needed: 45 minutes–1 hour


Meets N.C. Curriculum Standards: varies

Description:
Ideal for students that work on collecting the recyclables in the school or have an interest in a particular topic area of recycling. Examples include topics such as waste-to-energy at landfills, ways to increase the schools' efforts in recycling, polystyrene recycling: its advantages and disadvantages. (Note: Modifications can be made to this presentation to meet the needs of OCS student groups involved with the recycling).

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