Classroom Presentations

The City of Auburn's School Environmental Education Program offers interesting and interactive classroom presentations and resources for students. Engage your students in an Environmental Education presentation while fulfilling some of the Washington State Common Core and Next Generation Science learning standards.

Questions? Please contact Auburn School Consultant, Jessica Graham, via email at or call 206-583-0655.


Grades 3-5:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Classroom Presentation

New Workshop for Fall 2016! Students will use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to identify problems and design solutions involving concepts of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting. Students will emphasize choices students can make at home and at school to help decrease the use of natural resources and protect our environment. Presentations are 50 minutes.

Registration:  Sign-up for a classroom presentation by the City of Auburn School Outreach Team. Presentations are available September - December 2016, but don't delay - space is limited.


Grades 3-5:  Worm Composting Classroom Presentation

Want Worms? The City of Auburn has a fun and informative Worm Composting Presentation and a free worm bin for any Grade 3-5 Auburn School District teacher or school club interested in this activity as an educational tool.

Red wigglers (Eisenia fetida) are sweet, easy to care for and they love to eat vegan school snacks once or twice a week. Auburn will provide your classroom or school group with a free worm bin, setup assistance and an informative presentation. Presentations are 1 hour. Maximum number of students: 30

Important note:  The worm bin can be placed outside, but needs a semi-permanent location sheltered from the weather and needs to be fed vegan diet at least once a week. Worm care instructions will be provided in the 1-hour class.

Registration:  Sign-up for a classroom presentation by the City of Auburn School Outreach Team. Presentations are available September - December 2016, but don't delay - the worms are hungry and quantities of worm bins are limited!


Grades 6-7 & 9-12: Recycling Lunchtime Event 

The City of Auburn and Auburn School District team up at lunchtime to educate students about important environmental and sustainability topics. Our fun and informative activities teach students simple things they can do to take better care of Auburn's schools and our planet. Topics include recycling, waste prevention, sustainability, toxics reduction and more!

Registration:  Closed until 2017.  


King County School Environmental Education Programs

Elementary School

Students learn to make choices that contribute to a cleaner school, community and planet through a school-wide assembly show, hands-on classroom workshops and Green Teams that implement projects in the school or community - FREE. Visit the King County Elementary Programs page for more details.

Secondary School

Middle and high school teachers can choose from a variety of free workshops for their students. All workshops address Common Core learning requirements and Next Generation Science Standards for grades 6-8 and 9-12. Visit the King County Secondary School Programs page for more details.


Questions?

Contact: Kathleen Edman, City of Auburn Solid Waste Customer Care Specialist via email or at 253-931-3047.