From the Waste In Place curriculum to the Patch Program, our youth programs are helping create environmental stewards, giving Texas a bright future!
Looking for a creative way to earn your Soil & Water Conservation Badge or complete your It’s Your Planet—Love It Journey? Have your youth group participate in our Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off or Fall Sweep program where you’ll not only help the environment, but you can also receive our patch.
Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest
DEADLINE EXTENDED. The 2019 Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest is open and will close on May 31, 2019*.
Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade. *The DMWT Art Contest Deadline has been extended from April 18 to May 31, 2019.
Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship
The Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities and build awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative. The application process for the 2019 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest is now open. Any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school, and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year, is eligible to apply.
The Keep Texas Beautiful Patch Program is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of Scouts in their communities. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire youth or other youth group members may earn patches by participating in various events.
Waste In Place
The Waste in Place curriculum addresses the problem of waste and its disposal alternatives, and 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.