Turn Recycling into a Game!

February 5, 2008

Teaching kids to recycle at an early age can turn them into life-long recyclers, and there are so many ways to make recycling fun.  For starters, check out these great recycling games and resources for kids!  Play the Sorting Game (like the ever-popular crane game); help Trombone the Elephant Clean up the Park; visit Recycle City and learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle waste; play recycling games at RecycleZone; complete a recycling wordsearch; and go on a recycling mission with Jimmy Neutron! 


Which activity is your favorite?  Know of any other great recycling games and resources for kids?  Let us know!

Recyclemania ’08 Kickoff!

February 4, 2008

Let the recycling begin!  RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and universities in the United States that provides the campus community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. Over a 10 week period, more than 400 colleges and universities across the country will be competing to see who is the top recycler (and with the added bonus of raising awareness of waste minimization)!  Last year, due to the RecycleMania program, over 41 MILLION pounds of material were diverted from ending up in local landfills!!!

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Science Resources at Your Fingertips!

February 3, 2008

The Monroe BOCES 2 has developed a wonderful site for their Elementary Science Program.  Check out the ESP Animal Site of the Month, Science Activity of the Month, and Messurement Task of the Week, and also explore the many resources for students and teachers!

 Picture of Flasks

BOCES has also been working with Educational Technology graduate students at Nazareth College.  Students have been working in groups with different science kits in an effort to make the kits more technology- and teacher-friendly!  Their updates will be available with the kits as well as on the ESP website soon!

Check out the different activities from BOCES and let us know what you think!