ReCreate shared its wildly popular More Art! Less Waste! program with over 15,000 grade school students in our region last year.
Our school visits start off with a lively presentation, aided by a slideshow and video, on what happens to garbage when it leaves our homes; we then talk about how we can help our local waste management authorities in their efforts to protect the environment. Kids learn why—and how—we should reduce, reuse, recycle. Then, in order to enhance students’ ability to re-envision trash, we take them out to our Rolling ReCreate truck, let them pick out a supercool art kit mad from diverted art supplies, and return to the classroom to transform these salvaged materials into awesome crafts. We never cease to be amazed by students’ creativity!
This program meets California Common Core standards for art, science, and social studies.
A note to educators: More Art! Less Waste! is funded by Sacramento County (for schools in the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County) and Western Placer Waste Management Authority, therefore it is free of charge to schools (for certain grades) in those two areas. We do ask that schools book us for a minimum of three (and a maximum of four) classroom visits in one day in order to minimize the number of trips our truck makes, thereby minimizing our environmental impact; we also have a limit to the number of schools we can visit, so contact us early in the season if you are interested in this wonderful program.
If you are from a different school in our region, we can visit you school, on a fee for service arrangement. For more information about ReCreate making a hands-on presentation at your school, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the 2014/2015 school year, we are contracted with Sacramento County and Western Placer Waste Management Authority to provide our program to a certain number of classes 2nd through 4th grade classes (with 3rd grade classes getting priority for booking) in their respective service areas, at no cost to the schools.