Project Description

THE 4 Rs PROGRAM

Waste programs focus on the ‘Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’ philosophy and include environmental impacts of current practices and strategies to overcome them.

Duration of activities: ~ 50 minutes
Available for: Foundation to Grade 2


ACTIVITIES

You can mix and match activities from two different programs.

  • Investigate the CERES worm farm and discover the problems with organics in landfill
  • Handle a real worm and learn about its role in the composting cycle
  • Hunt for minibeasts and learn about food webs and their importance to a healthy environment
  • Sort through the contents of an average household bin and find out how to reduce waste going to landfill
  • Separate and sort plastic items to avoid contamination of recyclable waste
  • Play the exciting plastic sorting relay race
  • Explore the environmental and human impacts of paper production
  • Learn about paper fibres, types of paper and the paper recycling process
  • Make and take home your own recycled paper using shredded waste paper
  • Hear stories from the past and then walk along the Merri Creek to observe the changes
  • Find out where the stormwater drain begins and how it collects water from our roads
  • Observe the quantity and sources of litter and pollution in drains and waterways
  • Investigate the litter trap, and consider ways to prevent litter and pollution in waterways
Book an Excursion

Enquiries:

Contact the Education Bookings Team

(03) 9389 0144

Related programs

ceres2019-09-02T09:32:20+10:00

Citizen Science

Excursion - Biodiversity Program (Grade 3 to 6)

ceres2019-08-12T15:14:27+10:00

The 4 Rs

Excursion - Waste Program (Foundation to Grade 2)

ceres2019-08-12T15:14:39+10:00

The 4 Rs

Excursion - Waste Program (Grade 3 to 6)

ceres2020-03-24T13:42:31+10:00

Plants & Animals

Excursion - Biodiversity Program (Foundation to Grade 2)

ceres2020-02-04T11:11:05+10:00

Earth Discovery

Excursion - Biodiversity Program (Grade 3 to 6)

ceres2019-08-12T15:18:46+10:00

Ecology

Excursion - Biodiversity Program (Grades 3 to 6)