Classroom Activities


Kristi Higginbotham
Outreach and Programs Manager

Tour the Landfill

Are you looking for a different type of field trip that students are sure to remember and learn valuable environmental and ecological lessons from? Come and tour the landfill. Learn more here.

SWACO Accessories

The following cartoon can also be found at the 'My House' exhibit in the North America region of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium:

What is a Landfill?
Click Here to view a Landfill Tour PP Presentation
created by Amee DeWitt

SWACO Sanitary Landfill Poster
(Download a landfill poster 72 DPI for digital screen usage)

SWACO Sanitary Landfill Poster
(Download a landfill poster 300 DPI for printing. This is a larger file. Depending on your computer it may take several minutes to download.)

Other Programming

Windows on Waste (WOW) Curriculum:

WOW Guide
WOW Vocabulary
WOW Ohio Department of Education Activity Correlations

Keep America Beautiful 'Waste in Place' Curriculum

Waste in Place is for educators to use with Pre-K to 6th grade students created by Keep America Beautiful. The guide is used to help students learn about litter prevention, beautification and community greening, recycling, and managing solid waste.

PAST Foundation/SWACO Garbology Project

Garbology is a hands-on, minds-on educational program that explores the global issues of waste management involving students in understanding what we really waste today and what are some of the alternatives for managing waste today and tomorrow.

Other Websites and Resources

Federal Environmental Protection Agency waste reduction information Learn About Waste and EPA Students, Parents, and Educators resources
To learn about what and where to recycle nationwide visit: Earth911

Brochures and Information

Created by a group of hard-working, environmentally conscientious, 3rd grade students at Olentangy Meadows Elementary School!