Environmental Education

Did you ever wonder how a landfill works? How do we recycle? When was the first landfill created?

If you would like answers to these or any other waste questions, we can help!  An R-Board staff member can be a guest speaker at your event or in your classroom.  You can go behind the scenes with a landfill tour.  We can bring the landfill to you with our Mobile Landfill Exhibit.  We offer lesson plans for teachers and can answer any of your trashy questions.

Selected lesson plans:

1st Grade
Henry Heron, a Litter Story

2nd Grade
Graphing Trash

3rd Grade
Worms Eat My Waste

Landfill Tours
The landfill is not just a hole in the ground. See what goes on behind the scenes. Free walking tours of the Regional Landfill are available. Tours last about an hour and a half and are held rain or shine, so participants should dress appropriately. R-Board staff will work with you to tailor your tour to the specific age group or time constraints.

Mobile Landfill Exhibit
When was the first garbage dump created? How do you stop the flood of junk mail? To learn the answers to these and many more trashy questions, visit the mobile landfill, which includes eight interactive stations in a trailer so they will be available for the next community event, school or neighborhood gathering.