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Action in the Classroom – Virtual and Classroom Presentations

Virtual Presentations (Available through Zoom or Google Meets for all grades K-12)

“Action in the Classroom” virtual presentations are open to all grade levels, K-12 and provide an overview of recycling in South Carolina as well as lessons about buying recycled, food waste reduction, composting, water and air quality related to waste reduction, litter prevention, energy conservation and other environmental initiatives.

All presentations are aligned to the current South Carolina Academic Standards and Performance Indicators for Science 2014. Some lessons include standards for Social Studies as well.

Classroom Presentations (In-Person visits to your school for 5th, 7th and High School)

  • “Action in the Classroom for Fifth Grade” provides an overview of recycling in South Carolina specifically tailored for fifth-grade students. It covers the basics of what happens when you throw something away, the 3 R’s — reduce, reuse and recycle — as well as lessons about buying recycled.
  • “Action in the Classroom for Seventh Grade” leads seventh-grade student through identifying and conserving natural resources, groundwater and energy, and gives an overview of recycling in South Carolina. From investigating what we throw away to thinking about how we can save renewable and non-renewable resources, students are given practical, hands-on lessons to help them get the facts they need to think for themselves, form opinions, make decisions and take action.
  • “Action in the Classroom for High School Environmental Science” provides South Carolina-specific support to the environmental science high school course curriculum focusing on relevant environmental issues — including solid waste (reduction and recycling), air and water.
  • All presentations are aligned to the current South Carolina Academic Standards and Performance Indicators for Science 2014.

To schedule an educator, email your county’s educator. Find out more about our educators below and how to contact them.

To schedule a teacher workshop, click here.


Janice Allen

Aiken, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties

Contact Janice at janiceallen@greenleafedu.com

Anita Mende

Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion, Marlboro and Williamsburg counties

Contact Anita at anitamende@greenleafedu.com

Kris Abell

Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda counties

Contact Kris at krisabell@greenleafedu.com

Stephanie O’Rourke

Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Fairfield, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York counties

Contact Stephanie at stephanieorourke@greenleafedu.com

Mary Margaret Mendenhall

Allendale, Barnwell, Dorchester, Colleton and Hampton counties in addition to Teacher Workshops statewide.

Contact Mary Margaret at mmmendenhall@greenleafedu.com


 

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