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CVWMA Educational Programs

Educational Resources

    Recycling Education Programs

    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. In addition, staff created an Educational Resource page,  Teacher Resources page ,as well as, educational resources on our Pinterest page.

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    Schools

    CVWMA’s Recycling Education and Outreach Specialist provides free interactive Journey To the MRF (pronounced “murf”) recycling education programs to students in PreK-through Grade 12 attending public, private, and home schools within our 13 member localities. This cross-curricular program covers the following Virginia Standards of Learning( SOLs). Presentation is approximately 30 minutes and includes a 5 minute video/virtual “field trip” inside a Material Recovery Facility (or MRF) located in Chester, VA.

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

    Science K.1i; K.3; K.10; K.11; 1.1; 1.8; 2.1h; 2.2; 2.5;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 K.13; K.14; K.15; 1.14; 1.16; 2.8; 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 K.6;K.7; K.8; 1.7;1.10d; 1.12a;2.2;2.7;2.9;2.10c;2.2; 3.9;3.10d;VS1b;VS2c

    English and Reading K.2a,c,d; K.3d,e,h; K.6; K.7;1.7b; 2.3d; 2.7;3.1a,b; 4.1b;5.1a; 5.3;5.9c,d

    Download K-5 Recycling Program flier here.

    Download Grades 5-8 Recycle Program flier here.

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    Scouts

    CVWMA’s Recycling Education and Outreach Specialist provides free interactive Journey To the MRF (pronounced “murf”) to any scout or scout group within our 13 member localitiesDownload Scout Program flier here.  Request a Speaker

    Clubs and Other Youth Groups

     CVWMA’s Recycling Education and Outreach Specialist provides free interactive Journey To the MRF (pronounced “murf”) programs to afterschool clubs, 4-H groups, Summer Camps, etc. within our 13 member localities.

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    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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    Homeowner Associations, Garden Clubs, and Other Adult Groups.

     CVWMA ‘s Public Affairs Manager provides free interactive Journey Through the MRF (pronounced “murf”) programs to adult groups within our 13 member localities.

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    CVWMA’s Journey To the MRF (pronounced “murf”) Presentation

    Our most popular item is our award winning * educational program Journey Through the MRF a custom video about recycling in central Virginia. Follow the journey of items collected in local curbside and drop-off recycling  containers through the MRF (Material Recovery Facility- pronounced “murf”) and eventually back into retail stores. (* SWANA Silver Public Education Excellence Award)

    The 30 minute interactive recycling program includes short talk, 5 minute video (virtual field trip to a “murf”) and samples of products made from recycled materials. This cross-curricular program covers the Virginia Standards of Learning listed above. Each participant receives free educational and fun materials made from recyclables for use in the classroom and at home.

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

    Science K.1i; K.3; K.10; K.11; 1.1; 1.8; 2.1h; 2.2; 2.5;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 K.13; K.14; K.15; 1.14; 1.16; 2.8; 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 K.6;K.7; K.8; 1.7;1.10d; 1.12a;2.2;2.7;2.9;2.10c;2.2; 3.9;3.10d;VS1b;VS2c

    English and Reading K.2; K.3; K.6; 1.7; 2.3; 3.1; 5.1; 5.3

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    Journey through a Landfill Presentation

    CVWMA staff provide free programs to schools, scouts, clubs, and other groups. The 45 minute interactive landfill program includes short talk, 6 minute video (virtual field trip-Virginia Trekkers Podcast # 42 (Henrico Landfill))which  show viewers what happens to your trash after you throw it in the garbage can/cart. See where all it goes! Learn about solid waste, waste reduction, recycling, litter, waste compaction, landfill monitoring, groundwater, methane gas, landfill management and waste to energy.  Learn what you can do to reduce the amount of garbage/trash you send to the landfill. It’s an exciting place with lots to explore! Don’t miss the VA Trekkers interactive “Building a Landfill” activity available on their website

    This cross-curricular program covers the Virginia Standards of Learning listed below. Geared towards upper elementary and middle school students.

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

    Science  3.10; 4.3e; 4.li;4.5d;4.9;5.1d,g;5.1 d,g;5.4;5.7g;6.2;6.5;6.7;6.9;LS.6;PS.1;PS.5;ES.6;ES.8;Bio.8

    Mathematics  3.17, 3.18;4.14;5.15 ;6.14;7.12;8.14

    History and Social Science 3.8;3.9;VS.1b;CE.1f;CE.4f

    English and Reading  5.1a; 5.9c,d

    Henrico Landfill Video 42 Request a Speaker