NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL, Waste Section
Alicia Sheen, Waste Programs and Education Coordinator

Telephone: (02) 4974 2848
http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Living/Waste-recycling/Waste-education-for-schools

Information: Activities
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Excursions
Grants


Excursion to Summerhill Waste Management Centre

The tours can be tailored to classes from Year 2 and above, offering an appropriate level of information for each age group.

Classroom Activities

Council's Waste Educators offers classroom talks suitable for K-12. Presentation topics include; worm farming and composting, recycling, waste management and waste and climate change issues.

Equipment and information is also available for loan to help schools conduct waste audits. A waste audit can give students a 'hands on' learning experience, as well as providing valuable data for waste management planning. Waste Educators can also assist with the waste minimisation component of the school's environmental plan.

Worksheets, fact sheets and suggestions for activities, for both Primary and Secondary students, are also available.