Education

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Education Kits

Keep Norfolk Beautiful's Education Kits offer environmental education for Norfolk students that can be done at the student's pace. The kits provide hands-on learning and activities to build awareness and understanding of human impact on the environment. Education Kits can be picked up by appointment at the Keep Norfolk Beautiful Office. For more information, contact us at knb@norfolk.gov or call 757-441-1347.

2nd - 6th Grade Plastics in our Environment Education Kit

  • Plastics often end up where they don't belong. Unlike other materials, plastics do not break down. Instead, they become smaller and smaller over time and many animals mistake them for food. This kit introduces students to the many ways plastics can harm animals and encourages discussion to help broaden understanding. This kit will be available April 5th - June 5th.
  • The 2nd - 3rd grade kit is designed around 3rd grade SOL's; Science 3.1 & 3.10.b. Math 3.2. English 3.6 & 3.7.
  • the 4th - 6th grade kit is designed around 6th grade SOL's; Science ES.2, 6.1 & 4.5.f. Math 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 4.2.b, 4.3.d & 4.4.b. English 6.4, 6.5, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7 & 4.9.
  • Request the 2nd - 6th grade Plastics in our Environment Kit

2nd - 4th Grade Green Learning Book and Activity Guide

5th-7th Grade Green Learning Book and Activity Guide

PreK-1st Grade Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity Kit

  • Help your youngest students learn more about the 3R's through coloring pages and fun skill-building activities. This activity is designed around kindergarten and 1st grade SOL's: Reading K.4, K.7, Writing K.10, Reading 1.4, 1.7, Writing 1.11.
  • Request the PreK-1st Grade 3R's Activity Kit.

Education Kit Survey

  • Help us learn more about how we can improve our educational materials and experiences.

Virtual and Small Group Learning

Keep Norfolk Beautiful has two programs for virtual or in-person lessons. Virtual lessons are designed for students doing hybrid or in-class learning. In-person presentations are for learning pods, homeschool groups, or where no more than 10 students will be present. Multiple presentations can be scheduled to accommodate larger groups. See below for more information or email knb@norfolk.gov for more information.

Enviroscape Landfill and Recycling Demonstration, 4th Grade and UpPicture of Enviroscape Landfill and Recycling Model

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, PreK-1st Grade

  • During this lesson, students will be read Let's Recycle and Let's Reduce Waste to learn what items can be recycled and what they can do to help our environment. The reading is followed by a show-and-tell type of activity where they will be asked to identify if an item is trash or recyclable. Reading and activity takes about 30 minutes. 
  • Request a virtual or small group, in-person demonstration.