What We Do
At Methow Recycles we work closely with our local schools to promote a culture of waste awareness. Our staff and volunteers engage students of all ages through lessons and hands-on activities that focus on a variety of topics from recycling and plastic pollution to reuse and repair. Our education program is led by the Education and Outreach manager with direction and support from our volunteer-led education committee.
We offer in-class lessons, field trips, and hands-on activities to compliment various units of study. We also host an after school club for 3rd-6th grade at Methow Valley Elementary school called Green Team. The students of Green Team explore the world of waste prevention and resource conservation through field trips, activities, and action-oriented projects.
For resources on waste prevention and recycling in school and at home, see some of our favorite links below.
Check out our Earth Month Calendar here, and try to do one earth-friendly action per day!
Project Learning Tree is a great resource! This links to free activity offerings for families: https://www.plt.org/activities-for-families/
EPA - This is a link to two games as students explore the fictional “recycle city”. Answers are fairly straightforward. Probably best for 2nd-4th graders, can be done at home: https://www3.epa.gov/recyclecity/games.htm
The EPA has a great collection of resources for activities at school. Here are a few of our favorites:
This is a link to two games as students explore the fictional “recycle city”. Answers are fairly straightforward. Probably best for 2nd-4th graders, can be done at home: https://www3.epa.gov/recyclecity/games.htm
This is a PDF link to K-8 activities: https://www.epa.gov/students/quest-less-activities-and-resources-teaching-k-8
This is a link to a PDF titled Tools to Reduce Waste in Schools. This is a resource for schools and school districts: https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi/600009UZ.PDF?Dockey=600009UZ.PDF
This is a link to activities that encourage students to pack a waste-free lunch: https://www.epa.gov/students/pack-waste-free-lunch
Please call 997-0520 or email us if you have questions!