Discover the importance of recycling paper! Learn the history of paper, how it’s made, and the importance of preserving our natural resources. Participants will get the hands-on experience of making their own piece of recycled paper at the conclusion of the lesson. YCSWA provides all necessary materials:
- 1 blender
- 1 gal. bag of scraps of paper
- 1 water basin
- 6 small sponges
- 2 screens
- 30 Buster worksheets
Access to a large sink and an electrical outlet.
Students will be able to describe the paper-making process and identify the reasons why recycling paper is key to preserving natural resources.
- Ask students to brainstorm the many ways trees benefit the environment (e.g., food source for animals, shelter, shade, oxygen production, etc.).
- Make recycled paper and write a letter requesting that local establishments start a recycling program or use recycled paper or other products.
- Plant seedlings or a tree in a local park or on school grounds.
- Ask students to list a number of ways paper could be reused if it couldn’t be recycled (e.g., scrap paper, bookmarks, coaster, etc.).
30–45 minutes (adaptable to grade-appropriate length)
Contact our office at least two weeks prior to the day you would like to perform this program. We will gather the supplies for you to pick up at our Management Center, or we can deliver the materials to you. On the day you intend to create your recycled paper, one of our staff will connect with you via Zoom, Google Meet, etc. and walk participants through the activity.
45–60 minutes (adaptable to grade-appropriate length)
Contact our office at least two weeks prior to the day you would like to perform this program. The presenter will bring the necessary supplies on the day of the program.