Air & Waste Management Association offers students environmental tools and essay contest for Earth Week

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To promote Earth Week and environmental education in the classroom, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is offering its Environmental Education Resource Guides and other learning tools to K-12 classrooms. A&WMA also announces its Second Annual High School Essay Contest, “Greenhouse Gas Management Actions: What Can Students Do?”

“As an Association of environmental professionals, we understand that the future of the environment lies in the hands of the next generation,” said Adrianne Carolla, A&WMA Executive Director. “These classroom tools are full of information and activities that will provide students with a base of environmental knowledge, and we hope that they serve to inspire the younger generation to remain actively involved with environmental issues.”

Each Environmental Education Resource Guide includes approximately 15 lessons with clearly stated educational objectives, background information, and activities. The series is designed to develop critical thinking skills, including observation, comparison, analysis, and problem-solving.

Lesson plans were written and field-tested by classroom teachers and the content has been extensively reviewed for technical accuracy by A&WMA members and other leading experts.

A&WMA Announces Second Annual High School Essay Contest

A&WMA’s High School Essay Contest, “Greenhouse Gas Management Actions: What Can Students Do?” is asking high school students to weigh in on the issue of global climate change and greenhouse gas management. Any student in grades 9-12 is eligible to enter. The author of the winning paper will receive a $400 prize and an invitation to an awards ceremony during A&WMA’s 101st Annual Conference and Exhibition in Portland, OR.

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