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Environmental Activities & Projects

This section contains information, lessons, ideas and project to help teachers and students celebrate Earth Day and to learn about their environment.

Here are some Earth Day Ideas for Schools. Earth Day is celebrated by schools, communities and organizations, which honored the first Earth Day in April of 1970.  It reminds us to be better stewards of our earth. Please contact Kathleen Rocco at 216-443-3731 if you would like a speaker for your Earth Day celebration. Please book several month in advance. Every day should be Earth Day, so have Kathleen come to your classroom for a presentation

For more information about Earth Day, please visit the Earth Day Network. For information on Earthfest at the Cleveland Metropark Zoo, a celebration in honor of Earth Day for Northeast Ohio, visit the Earth Day Coalition.

Lessons have been adapted from: Reduce, Reuse Recycle, Sandra Ford Grove and Dr. Judi Hecktman, Creative Teaching Press, 1996; Super Savers Investigators, ODNR, DRLP, 1995; Investigating Solid Waste Issues, David Landis ODNR, DRLP, 1994. Keep Middletown Beautiful, Activity Guide Pre-K to 3 grade, Lynn Getter, 2000.

Calendar of Events

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

July 25, 2014
ZeroLandfill Pollination

August 1-31, 2014
Recycle Your Computer Month
City Service Departments

August 8, 2014
ZeroLandfill Pollination

August 10, 2014
Freecycle event
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Bexley Park, South Euclid

August 13, 2014
Sort Out Recycling class
Cuyahoga County Library, Parma

August 15, 2014
ZeroLandfill Harvest

August 19, 2014
Sort Out Recycling class
Cuyahoga County Library, Southeast (Bedford)

August 21, 2014
Sort Out Recycling class
Cuyahoga County Library, Strongsville

August 22, 2014
ZeroLandfill Harvest


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