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Staff blog: What is Waste in Place?

By May 7, 2018No Comments

Are the teachers in your town craving new STEM lessons? Do you need to spruce the same old activities your affiliate leads at booth events? Then it might be time to check out Waste in Place (WIP).

What is WIP?

Developed by Keep America Beautiful, WIP is curriculum that addresses the problem of waste – you guessed it! – in its proper place. It emphasizes responsible solid waste handling practices through hands-on activities for pre-K to 6th grade students. This unique curriculum aims to help youth have a better understanding of their community, the environment and to explore how they can make a difference in litter prevention and community improvement.

Who can use it?

Formal teachers, informal educators, home school groups, you name it! As soon as you get trained in using the curriculum, you’re free to use the activities to your hearts content. All we ask is that you let us know when you conduct the activities and how many children participated.

How can I participate?

Schedule one of our trainers to lead a workshop for the educators in your community.We can tailor make a 4, 6 or 8 hour workshop based on the needs and interests of your attendees. For formal educators, we provide Continuing Education Units through the TEA.

I want to be a trainer!

If you’ve taken the WIP Educator Workshop, then you qualify to apply for our WIP Trainer Workshop. KTB allows up to 2 trainers per region, and trainers agree to a 2-year commitment. Trainer workshops are held at the KTB offices every July. Applications are currently being accepted for this summer’s workshop, taking place July 19-20.

Written by our Programs Manager, Melody Alcazar.