Waste in Place
Keep America Beautiful's provides educators with tools to teach the fundamentals to build and sustain vibrant communities through activities about litter prevention, preserving our resources, responsible solid waste management, and how to reduce, reuse and recycle. Many KAB educational programs are sponsored by leading corporations and are developed with the help of other national organizations and federal agencies.
The Waste in Place resource guide for pre-K through 6th grade was funded through a generous contribution by the Wrigley Company Foundation.
Keep America Beautiful's educational resources for educators and their students provide a balanced perspective of waste and the options for its management in clear and user-friendly formats. All activities may be easily adapted to cover local issues.
The resource guide was field tested in 2011 by over 300 educators providing invaluable research and information for KAB to improve and enhance our educational tools. The new materials include "Big Ideas for Growing Minds," a resource to help parents of early childhood students.
The Waste in Place kit includes multi-dimensional educational programs that encompass activities for classroom learning, three children's books (The Jalapeno Seed, Where Does Gum Go and If Ot's Litter), story cards, a playing card and a board game. The materials are used nationwide by thousands of teachers to influence positive behavior, to foster social responsibility and respect for the environment, and to enrich the learning experience.