School Yard Cleanup

There are many ways a school can be a part of the annual Potomac Cleanup!

The Trash Free Schools Program combines hands-on learning with student-led action projects around waste reduction, litter prevention and trash cleanup. Examples include: a school-wide waste audit, adoption of a community litter can, and posting the Litter Prevention Campaign.

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A Schoolyard Cleanup is an excellent tool to engage students in service learning. Conducting this event in conjunction with the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup can be a powerful way to involve your school on a larger scale, and can help enforce lessons learned by students.

Here is the: How to Organize Your Own Schoolyard Cleanup

The Bridging the Watershed Program offers a Talkin’ Trash module, which serves as a wonderful opportunity to teach science in context and provides students with a meaningful watershed field experience.