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Recycling: Intro (Grades 1-5)

When: Jul. 19, 2018
Where: Energize CT Center
Address: 122 Drive North, North Haven, CT
Time: 9am - 2pm
Instructor(s): Becky Tonkinson, Karin Jakubowski


IMPORTANT 2018 eesmarts Workshops Updates

The eesmarts team wants to keep our professional development workshops engaging and interactive while making them available to all Connecticut educators. Please note these changes that will allow us run sustainable workshops which build capacity for Connecticut education agencies.  

  • Electronic Curriculum and Workshop Materials.  All program materials will be distributed electronically at each workshop.
  • Please bring an electronic device.  To access the curriculum, Powerpoint, and other workshop materials, please bring a device with internet connectivity.
  • Please bring your own lunch.  

Workshops are interactive and cross disciplinary, featuring inquiry-based, hands-on activities.  Workshop agenda items include:

  • Learn that turning natural resources into processed materials and products requires energy.
  • Read about the negative impacts humans can have on the environment.
  • Identify natural resources used to produce common items that become  waste.
  • Understand that recycling uses less energy and fewer natural resources than making something from new.
  • Understand that reducing and reusing are better for the environment than throwing things away.
  • Learn how to make less waste.
  • Recognize source reduction as an effective means of controlling solid waste.
  • Learn the steps involved in recycling.

Benefits of attending an eesmarts Summer Institute Workshop include:

  • Receive program lessons and materials for your classroom. All eesmarts lessons align with Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards for Math and English/Language Arts
  • Conduct experiments, collaborate with peers, and acquire differentiated teaching strategies
  • Gain knowledge, confidence and skills for teaching your students about energy, energy conservation, renewable energy sources and efficient technologies
  • Information about Energize CT school tours, services & resources

*This professional development workshop is open to CT educators only.