Environmental Education News
Consider adding a Terracycle program to your school.
TerraCycle offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Simply choose the programs you’d like to join; start collecting in your home, school, or office; download free shipping labels; and send us your waste to be recycled. You can even earn rewards for your school or favorite non-profit!
Be a Recycling Ambassador at your school!
The Recycle Bowl is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. This is an opportunity for schools to jump start or re-ignite their recycling programs. Educate students, faculty and staff on what we CAN and CAN'T recycle in our schools by checking out Waste Management's Resources page for updated Myth Busters, Posters, Brochures, and Cart/Bin Signs.
Recycle Bowl Program information for schools is available here.
Waste Management's Guidelines http://recycleoftenrecycleright.com/resources/
Tip: The code number on the bottom of your product is not a reliable indicator of whether something can get recycled. Instead, recycle by shape: bottles, jars, and jugs – is the best way to know what is accepted.
FREE NATIONAL PARK PASSES FOR 4TH GRADERS
Every 4th grader in the United States is eligible for a FREE National Park pass. The Chattahoochee National River area is participating in this program. Teachers and scout leaders who work with fourth-graders are also eligible for the free pass. Please let your families know that this program is available to them.
http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/every-kid-in-a-park or https://www.everykidinapark.gov.
FREE GEORGIA STATE PARK and HISTORIC SITES FAMILY PASSES
Also, did you know that FREE passes to Georgia state parks and historic sites are available through the Cobb County Library system? Anyone with a valid library card can check out a ParkPass and Historic Sites Family Pass, the same way you would check out a library book. Plan ahead, passes go quickly. Holds can also be placed through the online catalog system. Free passes are also available to Zoo Atlanta and the Go Fish Education Center.
Looking for high quality Environmental Education for your students? Schools and PTAs interested in Field Trips, Outreach Programs, Science Night Programs, Scholarships, and MORE can contact the Chattahoochee Nature Center for information. Need contact information, see Onsite Field Trips: 770-992-2055 x237 scheduling@chattnaturecenter.