Presentations And Educational Programs
Activities with Guest Speakers
Our staff comes to your school or center at a time convenient to your schedule. Each activity is based on the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Activities can be done alone or scheduled as a series of presentations.
Environmental Park Tour
Students tour the Environmental Park and learn how solid waste is handled in Alachua County.
Students learn what can be recycled in our community. The Waste Watcher, our enviro-hero, may be available for a cameo appearance.
Recycling in Your School
The Recycling Team works with the Waste Alternatives Specialist to conduct a waste and recycling survey, then establish procedures for recycling at the school. School Board staff will provide recycling containers and collection of materials.
What’s in Our Trash?
Waste Alternatives staff and the students sort through commonly thrown away clean trash to see the impact on the amount of garbage we generate.
Trashformations: The Art of Recycling
This juried art competition is designed to celebrate imagination and creativity, while increasing awareness of recycling. At least 70 percent of the materials used must be recyclable. First, second and third-place cash prizes will be awarded at middle school, high school and college levels for 1) creative expression and 2) the innovative use of recycled materials.
Waste Alternatives staff educate students on the process of composting — both in nature and in a compost bin. Students examine compost to find living creatures inside.
Don’t be a Litterbug
Waste Alternatives staff discuss the effects of litter to our natural areas.
Waste Alternatives staff provides an overview of the history of paper and the issue of too much paper in the waste stream. Students make individual pieces of recycled paper from used paper.
Waste Alternatives staff provides an overview of the history of paper and the issue of too much paper in the waste stream. Students make individual beads of recycled paper from used magazines.
- Office of Waste Alternatives
- 5620 NW 120th Lane
- Gainesville, FL 32653
- TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
Monday - Thursday