Educational Presentations

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Keep Phoenix Beautiful is proud to offer our fun, educational, free outreach presentations to schools, businesses and clubs valley-wide. Think of it as a field trip that comes to you!
 
First time booking a presentation? We’ve tried to make it easy to decide which topic(s) to choose. Take a look at the various tracks below.

Need more information? Look for the grid below for complete information on presentation length, room requirements, and other details.
 
When you're ready to book a presentation, click here!
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Littlest Recycler Series (2 Presentations)
Perfect for Pre-K, K, and 1st Graders

Conserving Arizona's Water Series (3 Presentations)
NEW Series, Good for All Ages!

Recycling Expert Series (2 Presentations)
Great for 2nd Graders up to Adults
* Short on Time?
Substitute Recycling Boot Camp instead.

Urban Sustainability Series (4 Presentations)
Appropriate for Many Ages, See Descriptions

Green Outside Series (2 Presentations)
Suited for 4th Graders up to Adults
 
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Our education team prides itself in bringing fun, insightful, and free presentations to our greater Phoenix community. While we recommend taking a series of informational presentations, each topic we offer can also be scheduled on its own.

Complete details on requirements, presentation length and more can be found below. We are in the process of a digital refresh, and afterward we will have downloadable resources for teachers!

To schedule, send the following information to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Contact Name and Info:
Presentation Requested:
Date and Time:
Number of Participants:
Ages/Grades of Participants:
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We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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-Littlest Recycler Series-
Recycling with Recyclesaurus

We discuss what goes into the recycling bin, learn about reusing, and interact with everyone's favorite green dinosaur!

Requirements: Small table and a private, nearby, adult-sized area to change - a closet, bathroom, or empty classroom works fine.

(pre-K, K, 1st grade; 20-30 mins; assembly or classroom)

 

-Recycling Expert Series-
The Three R's

Interactive discussion and prop-based presentation that educates on the differences between and importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Lots of opportunity to share what works for each family.

Requirements: Table for props

(2nd grade to adults; 45-60 mins; assembly or classroom)
 

-Conserving AZ's Water Series-
Part One:
What You Think You Know

An interactive presentation including a group activity and a demonstration about the distribution of water on Earth and how much of that water is available for our use.

Requirements: Small table and a projection surface. We prefer to use a computer and projector at your location, but KPB can bring a laptop and projector if one is not available.

(All ages, 60 mins, assembly or classroom) 

-Littlest Recycler Series-
Reimagine Phoenix with Recyclesaurus

Story time with engaging story book with Recyclesaurus. Learn about the Five R's and how we can all better our environment.

Requirements: Ability to project, and a private, nearby, adult-sized area to change - a closet, bathroom, or empty classroom works fine.

(Pre-K, K, 1st grade; 20-30 mins, assembly or classroom)

 

-Recycling Expert Series-
Virtual MRF Tour

Where do my recyclables go? This fun, multimedia presentation gives students an inside look the processes that happen inside a Materials Recovery Facility. Included are illustrations, props, animations, and real videos!

Requirements: Small table and a projection surface. We prefer to use a computer and projector at your location, but KPB can bring a laptop and projector if one is not available.

(All ages, 60 mins, assembly or classroom)

-Conserving AZ's Water Series-
Part Two: Who Gets Which Water?

How does Arizona divide its water? Who gets water? These questions are answered in our hands-on presentation about water allocation. Students will create their own water policy for their classroom while still learning the importance of conserving water.

Requirements: Access to sink; small table and a projection surface. We prefer to use a computer and projector at your location, but KPB can bring a laptop and projector if one is not available.

(4th grade &up; 60 mins; classroom only)

 

-Green Outside Series-
(pick a composting, then take gardening)
From Landfills to Composting

Interactive discussion and presentation that explains where "away" is and how you can recycle food waste at home.

Requirements: Small table and a projection surface. We prefer to use a computer and projector at your location, but KPB can bring a laptop and projector if one is not available.

(4th grade & up; 60 minutes, assembly or classroom)
 

-Recycling Expert Series- (substitute)
Recycling Boot Camp

New to recycling? Need a quick refresher on what to recycle? Let KPB come out with props, examples, and resources to get you going green.

Requirements: Table for props

(All ages, 20-30 mins, assembly or classroom)
 

-Conserving AZ's Water Series-
Part Three: What Can You Do?


This presentation allows students to get active while still leaning important facts about water scarcity and how it affects places differently.

Requirements: Access to sink; tables for props; may need to rearrange the room for the activity

(2nd grade & up; 45-60 mins; assembly or classroom)

-Green Outside Series-
(pick a composting, then take gardening)
Backyard Composting

This informative presentation gives the basics on how to compost in the low desert. Using Master Gardener techniques, examples of materials, ways to troubleshoot and further resources are given.

Requirements: Small table and a projection surface. We prefer to use a computer and projector at your location, but KPB can bring a laptop and projector if one is not available.

(4th grade & up; 45-60 mins; classroom or assembly)

 

-Urban Sustainability Series-
Plastic Discovery

Interactive discussion and exploration of what plastic is, where comes from, and an experiment to describe the differences between the common types.

Requirements: Medium table, access to water, and participants arranged into groups of 3 to 4

(3rd grade & up; 60 mins; classroom only)

-Urban Sustainability Series-
Only Rain Down the Storm Drain

Did you know that the water that goes down the storm drain on your street flows right into your local park or wash? Learn all about keeping our storm drains clean with this fun presentation!

Requirements: Small table, access to water, and a projection surface. We prefer to use a computer and projector at your location, but KPB can bring a laptop and projector if one is not available.

(All ages; 40-60 minutes; better suited to classroom)

-Green Outside Series-
Backyard Gardening

This informative presentation gives the basics on how to read a planting calendar and seed envelope. Using Master Gardener resources, low desert gardening is simplified for everyone!

Requirements: Small table and a projection surface. We prefer to use a computer and projector at your location, but KPB can bring a laptop and projector if one is not available.

(6th grade & up, 45-60 mins; classroom or assembly)

-Urban Sustainability Series-
Litter in Your Community

This interactive presentation summarizes the surprising information on litter in America and Maricopa County.

Requirements: Small table and a projection surface. We prefer to use a computer and projector at your location, but KPB can bring a laptop and projector if one is not available.

(7th grade & up, 45-60 mins, classroom or assembly)

-Urban Sustainability Series-
Sustainability and You

What does sustainability mean? How can we think of ourselves and our choices in a larger context? How do people, planet, and profits work together?

Requirements: Small table, the internet, and a projection surface. We prefer to use a computer and projector at your location, but KPB can bring a laptop and projector if one is not available.

(5th grade & up; 45-60 mins; better suited to classroom)