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Keep Florida Beautiful and the KAB Affiliates of Florida have a critical role in building an environmentally literate society: a society that not only demonstrates environmental stewardship, but understands why it is important.
There are different types of environmental education, various locations where it can be conducted and a range of audiences that can be addressed. Service orientated cleanups and local stewardship projects including gardens and beautification projects engage youth and adults through action. These programs provide organized opportunities for civic engagement, help students secure volunteer hours for Bright Futures Scholarships, and promote physical activity outdoors.
Keep Florida Beautiful also encourages participation in a variety of school programs including recycling competition and learning basic fundamentals. Keep America Beautiful’s “Waste in Place” K-6 curriculum is one tool for teaching those fundamentals such as waste reduction, waste management and stewardship.
Keep Florida Beautiful presented a webinar titled, “Opportunities & Resources For Environmental Education in Florida” on September 3, 2015. (PDF, 4.8 MB)
The websites listed below focus on resources available to educators to enrich their coursework with a variety of engaging activities, hands-on projects, and friendly competitions for students of all ages.
Visit our Training & Resources page for a listing of affiliate training guides and tools for businesses and communities to promote recycling, litter prevention, and community beautification.