Thank you for thirty great years!
Thirty years ago, our solid waste division had just one educator to promote our new curbside recycling program, and offer a few lessons at schools. Today, our team of four educators serve the Pierce County community and its schools, working with teachers to custom-build programs that align with reading, math, social studies and science curriculums.
They visit classrooms all over the county, teaching kindergartners about worms and composting, guiding third graders on upcycled art projects, and helping eighth graders measure the health of water from creek samples nearby—all in an average week!
Our hands-on programs help students make informed decisions and take action to preserve the natural environment. Each program includes a community action project like a school recycling campaign or habitat improvement. And partnerships with other local organizations expand our reach beyond the schools so that all members of the community have opportunities to learn about composting, gardening, recycling, yard care and more.