Zone = Day excursion to the local Waste Management Site & Education Centre. Suitable for all year...

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Zone = Day excursion to the local Waste Management Site & Education Centre. Suitable for all year levels. by Mind Map: Zone = Day excursion to the local Waste Management Site & Education Centre. Suitable for all year levels.

1. Opportunities – What can we do at the site? • A guided tour of the landfill, tip face, recycling areas, leachate capture systems, reuse shop, and green waste/organic recycling areas. • First-hand insight into where rubbish and recycling goes. • View the sorting process and learn why we cannot recycle some items and the consequences of placing wrong items into the recycling bin. • View the garden vegetation and general waste after it has been collected. Discover the benefits of recycling and reducing waste to landfill. • Learn about the local flora, fauna and history of the site. • Meet the people who work at the landfill. • Learn about waste avoidance. • Watch a recycling show put on by a performer in the Waste Education Centre. • Children make their own performance about waste management. • Waste Education Centre offers further resources to take back to the school for follow up learning after the excursion.

2. Extra benefits: • Cross curriculum priorities. • Get out of the classroom. • Move. • Children will be excited and engaged. • Caters for different learning styles. • Working in groups. • New/different educators. • Social. • New/different resources. • Parent help. • Free excursion other than bus cost.

3. Key Messages: • Rethink rubbish. • Reduce, reuse, and recycle. • Waste management is a problem. • Children are part of the problem. • Children have the power to be part of the solution. • Sustainability is key to our future. • Enriched learning. • Think global.

4. Learning outcomes: • Develop an awareness of waste as an issue for sustainability. • What is sustainability? • Learn how to recycle organic waste. • Learn how to recycle household waste. • Learn about waste and recycling collection services. • Learn about Material Recovery Facilities - what happens to your home and office recycling? • Landfill management and design. • Landfill gas capture. • The waste hierarchy. • Working towards zero waste – waste as a resource not just a by-product. • The issues of current consumption and disposal practices. • New approaches to waste management. • Consider the future – where to now? • Think global.

4.1. Movement. • Rotating in groups from station to station all day. • Making a performance at the site about waste management. • Not sitting at a desk. • Not in the classroom. • Engages the ‘busy’ children, who cannot sit still. • Creativity. • Inquiry based learning. • Investigating. • Embodied interactions.

5. Movement. • Rotating in groups from station to station all day. • Making a performance at the site about waste management. • Not sitting at a desk. • Not in the classroom. • Engages the ‘busy’ children, who cannot sit still. • Creativity. • Inquiry based learning. • Investigating. • Embodied interactions. • Child driven learning = risk taking = get outside = enriched learning = success!

6. Environment. • Learn about the site historically – landscape, flora and fauna. • What happens to the environment? • Why is it important? • What does sustainable mean? • Think individual – think local – think global. • What can I do? • Local place. • Shared environmental knowledge. • Place based sustainability education.

7. Community. • Interact with new people. • New relationships. • Volunteers. • Pedagogical partnerships. • Innovative resources. • New confidence. • Expert skills. • Partnerships. • Build up a learning network. • Create ongoing connections. • Responsibility – for ourselves, for each other, for our community. • What can I do for my community? • The school community. • What can the school do? • What should the school do?

8. Curriculum opportunities. • Sustainability. • Humanities. • Geography. • History. • Science. • Many cross curriculum opportunities.