We are excited to announce that our Activity Kits are back! We currently have five Generation Zero Waste Activity Kits available – including 3 new ones.

The kits include lesson plans and all materials to facilitate the activity with approximately 30 youth. If you know you will be replicating the activity for several groups, let us know at confirmation and we can ensure you have enough materials.

These kits are great to add to lessons, use with substitutes when you have planned days off, and work well with non-traditional learning too.

To request a Generation Zero Waste Activity Kit, simply scroll down to the Calendly calendar at the bottom of this page, select the Activity Kit of your choice, and fill out your preferred pickup date and time. We’ll confirm your reservation and pickup time.

Then you are all set to pick up the Activity Kits from the Keep Austin Beautiful office. After your event, please return the Activity Kits, fill out our Report Form, and send your photos to education@keepaustinbeautiful.org to share your success.

Activity Kits are designed to complement each other in a given unit.

Additional activity kits will be available in 2022.

Generation Zero Waste

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  • Recycle Relay— Practice sorting trash and discover what makes up our waste-stream with this recycling relay game.
  • Compost Critters— Explore the science of composting and vermicomposting.
  • What’s in the hole? – Landfill science for elementary age kids. Compare and contrast characteristics of waste, what’s in our trash, and how trash is processed in a landfill while building mini landfill models.
  • Landfill Logic (middle/high school) — Compare and contrast characteristics of waste, what’s in our trash, and how trash is processed in a landfill while building mini landfill models.
  • Waste Audit Kit (middle/high school) – Perform an audit of a locations waste/recycling to learn more about the different types of waste that are generated. This can be community center, home, or school. Students will audit several bags of waste, record and graph the results, learn how to recycle correctly, and formulate a plan to do a service project concerning waste at a nearby location.

**Kits are cleaned or quarantined following CDC guidelines based on materials.