A very important part of our work is with students, helping them become the Keep Brevard Leaders of tomorrow. If you have expertise you want to share, or have feedback for us about your students in our Recycling Education programs in our schools or other ways in which our young people are learning to care for Brevard and its future, please send your story to us. Contact any one of us.
Student Recycling Education Program
The Student Recycling Education program, implemented in 1991, is part of the School Education Program segment of the Brevard County Recycling Plan. The 4th Grade curriculum focuses on conservation of our natural resources using the “3 R’s”: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Responsible management of our solid waste and the operation of the Brevard County Central Disposal Facility (landfill) is presented in the 5th Grade programs.
Sponsors – Brevard County Board of County Commissioners and Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015 / 2016 SCHOOL YEAR
- 53 Brevard County elementary schools participated
- 1 Public Charter elementary school participated
- 57 Presentations given to 4th Grade classes (4,666 students)
- 61 Presentations given to 5th Grade classes (4,704 students)
- Program length anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour, depending on request
- Program includes videos, display items, Powerpoint presentations and student discussion
- Environmental Literature distributed to each classroom
- Recycled pencils and bookmarks printed on recycled paper distributed to each student
- Teacher information, recycled plastic magnetic clips, keychains, literature and Recyclopedia flyer distributed to each 4th and 5th Grade teacher.
- Recycled plastic magnetic clips, KBB Literature and pencils distributed to Assistant Principals.
- Programs also offered to private schools, libraries, community groups, scout and church groups, and homeschoolers