CVWMA Educational Programs

Educational Resources

    CVWMA Education Programs

    What are the 3 R’s? Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. We all make too much garbage. Do you throw everything away (landfill)? Do you know where items you landfill end up? Do you reuse things when possible ? Do you recycle? If so, do you recycle correctly? CVWMA wants to help you recycle and learn why it is important. CVWMA *staff provide free recycling education programs to schools, scouts, clubs, libraries, and other groups that live within our 13 member localities year round.  *(We are contracting with Young Scientists to provide Preschool- High School education programs at this time.) In addition, staff created an Educational Resource page,  Teacher Resources page ,as well as, educational resources on our Pinterest pageClick here to view our Journey to the MRF video.

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    CVWMA is contracting with Young Scientists, a group of former science classroom teachers to provide free interactive recycling education programs to students in Preschool- Grade 12 students attending public, private, and home schools , preschools/daycares/childcare facilities, clubs, scouts, libraries, and other groups that live within our 13 member localities.  Programs examine the 3Rs , what we can recycle, where things go when we throw them away, and how we can Rethink Waste in Central Virginia.

    Kindergarten

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for Kindergarten students introduces how students can have an impact on the environment. The 30- minute interactive presentation will begin with a book ( topics may include: recycling, how they can help the environment, or the 3 R’s) then introduce what they can put in the recycling container at home with examples as visual aids, and finally present examples of what those materials could possibly become.  within our 13 member localities.  Programs examine the 3R’s , what we can recycle, where things go when we throw them away, and how we can Rethink Waste in Central Virginia. CVWMA has many supplemental resources for teachers including our Journey to the MRF (pronounced “murf”)  5 minute video/virtual “field trip” inside a Material Recovery Facility (or MRF) located in Chester, VA . Each participant receives free educational and fun materials made from recyclables for use in the classroom and at home. Applicable Virginia Standards of Learning are brought into these grade level programs. Post Activity provided.

    Cross-curricular program covers the following Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLS).

    Science K.1i; K.3; K.10; K.11

    Mathematics K.13; K.14; K.15

    Download post Graphing Lesson here.     

    History and Social Science K.6;K.7; K.8

    English and Reading K.2a,c,d; K.3d,e,h; K.6; K.7

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    Grades 1- 2

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for First and Second grade students is a 45-minute interactive presentation.  Where technology is available, this program includes a PowerPoint presentation , age appropriate discussion of the 3 Rs, waste, and how students may impact the environment, and our Journey To the MRF (pronounced “murf”)  5 minute video/virtual “field trip” inside a Material Recovery Facility (or MRF) located in Chester, VA.  Each participant receives free educational and fun materials made from recyclables for use in the classroom and at home. Applicable Virginia Standards of Learning are brought into these grade level programs. Post Activity provided.

    Cross-curricular program covers the following Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLS).

    Science 1.1; 1.8; 2.1h; 2.2; 2.5

    Mathematics  1.14; 1.16; 2.8

    Download post Graphing Lesson here.      Download post Pie Chart Lesson here.

    History and Social Science  1.7;1.10d; 1.12a;2.2;2.7;2.9;2.10c;2.2

    English and Reading 1.7b; 2.3d; 2.7;

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    Grades 3-5

      Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for students in grades 3 through 5 is a 45-60 minute  presentation. This interactive education program includes a PowerPoint presentation, age appropriate discussion of environmental issues such as 3 Rs, landfills, and how students can make a positive impact on these issues, and  our Journey To the MRF (pronounced “murf”)  5 minute video/virtual “field trip” inside a Material Recovery Facility (or MRF) located in Chester, VA. Each participant receives free educational and fun materials made from recyclables for use in the classroom and at home. Applicable Virginia Standards of Learning are brought into these grade level programs. Post Activity provided.

    Cross-curricular program covers the following Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLS).

    Science 3.1h;3.2; 3.6c,d; 3.10b,d; 4.1h; i,4.3e; 4.5d;4.9;5.1d,g;5.4

    Mathematics  3.17 a,b,c; 3.18, 4.13a,b;4.14;5.15 

    Download post Graphing Lesson here.      Download post Pie Chart Lesson here.

    History and Social Science  3.9;3.10d;VS1b;VS2c

    English and Reading 3.1a,b; 4.1b;5.1a; 5.3;5.9c,d

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    Middle School

      Rethink Waste! Landfill? Recycle? for Middle School students is a 45-60 minute presentation.  This interactive education program includes a PowerPoint presentation, age appropriate discussion of relevant environmental issues, and  our Journey To the MRF (pronounced “murf”)  5 minute video/virtual “field trip” inside a Material Recovery Facility (or MRF) located in Chester, VA. Each participant receives free educational and fun materials made from recyclables for use in the classroom and at home. Applicable Virginia Standards of Learning are brought into these grade level programs. Several STEM post activities provided.

    Program covers the following Science Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLS).

    Earth Science ES.1 c, d; ES.2 a, b, c, d; ES.4 b; ES.6 a,b;ES.8 d, f; ES.10 a, b, c; ES.11 d 

    Biology: BIO.1 c; BIO.2 a 

    Science  Grade 6: 6.1; 6.2; 6.7; 6.9;6.11

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    High School

     Rethink Waste! Landfill? Recycle? for High School students is a 45-60 minute presentation.  This interactive education program includes a PowerPoint presentation, age appropriate discussion of relevant environmental issues and our Journey To the MRF (pronounced “murf”)  5 minute video/virtual “field trip” inside a Material Recovery Facility (or MRF) located in Chester, VA. Discussions will examine questions about if there are issues with the amount of garbage produced in the US and what could be done if that is too much, as well as where is away and how that affects the environment. Each participant receives free educational and fun materials made from recyclables for use in the classroom and at home. Applicable Virginia Standards of Learning are brought into these grade level programs.

    Program covers the following Science Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLS).

    Earth Science ES.1 c, d; ES.2 a, b, c, d; ES.4 b; ES.6 a,b;ES.8 d, f; ES.10 a, b, c; ES.11 d 

    Biology: BIO.1 c; BIO.2 a 

     

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    Clubs and Other Youth Groups

     CVWMA’s Recycling Education and Outreach Specialist provides free interactive Reduce, Reuse, Recycle education programs to afterschool clubs, afterschool programs, 4-H groups, Summer Camps, etc. within our 13 member localities.

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    Scouts

    CVWMA’s Recycling Education and Outreach Specialist provides free interactive Reduce, Reuse, Recycle program to any scout or scout group within our 13 member localitiesDownload Scout Program flier here.  Request a Speaker

    Library Storytimes, Preschools, Childcare Centers, Learning Centers and Childcare After School Programs.

     CVWMA ‘s Recycling Education and Outreach Specialist provides  free interactive Let’s Learn About Recycling!  programs to teach young children about recycling  within our 13 member localities.

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    CVWMA Public Affairs Manager provides free recycling basics education programs to Homeowner Associations, Civic Groups, and other adult groups that live within our 13 member localities.  Presentation includes rethinking waste, what items can be recycled, what cannot be recycled and as well as information on any locality special collection events for residents (when available).

    Homeowner Associations, Civic Groups, and Other Adult Groups.

     Recycling Basics  and Beyond programs to adult groups within our 13 member localities.

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    Click here to view our Journey to the MRF video.