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The Clark County Solid Waste District offers classroom presentations that focus on litter prevention and recycling.

A major presentation is the Keep Clark County Beautiful skit, which targets first and second grades. Local storyteller Lisa Holmes and Program Coordinator Steve Schlather act out characters who demonstrate the good, the bad, and the beautiful of handling trash and caring for the Earth.

Steve Schlather also does presentations for other grade levels -- preschool through 12th. The content can be adjusted to fit the classroom's needs. Program Assistant Bonnie Martens presents on recycling, composting, and nature-related subjects.

Tours of the Clark County Recycling Center provide a good look at one part of the recycling process. Tours are best for groups no larger than 25.

For information or to schedule a tour or presentation, call Steve Schlather at 521-2022 or e-mail at sschlather@clarkcountyohio.gov.

KCCB seeks youth representative for board

Keep Clark County Beautiful is seeking a high school student for the youth representative position on its board. Any Clark County high school student with a GPA of at least 3.0 is eligible to apply for this position.

 The youth representative would be a full voting member of the board, with all rights and responsibilities. The term would be from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

Candidates must submit an application form, a reference from a counselor or teacher, a resume of their school and extracurricular activities, and a one-page essay on their involvement in recycling and beautification. These documents must be submitted to the Clark County Solid Waste District, 1602 West Main St., Springfield, OH 45504 or by email to sschlather@clarkcountyohio.gov. The full application and all documents must be postmarked by April 13, 2018, or received by 5 p.m. of that date.

 A copy of the application and related information is available here. If you have questions, contact Steve Schlather at (937) 521-2022 or at the email above.

Schools Eligible for Waste Reduction Program

The District offers a Waste Reduction Program for educators who want to promote waste reduction in their schools. Contracts are for amounts up to $500 and can be used to purchase equipment for recycling or for field trips or other events to educate about recycling and waste reduction. See the application form here.

Go Green Initiative is a grassroots environmental program that provides schools with tools to examine environmental concerns.

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Curriculum Resources

Project WILD and Aquatic WILD contain wildlife-focused conservation activities for K-12 teachers.  State wildlife, conservation, and education agencies have developed these curricula to foster responsible actions toward wildlife and natural resources. The District has copies available for loan. Or go to the Project WILD web site.

Windows on Waste is a curriculum that meets the state standards for grades 4-6 in science. The curriculum introduces students to solid waste and recycling issues. Call 521-2022 for a free copy.