Field Trips

Field Trips

The District offers free field trips, including transportation reimbursement up to $255. Inquiries may be directed to Angela Rivera at (513) 946-7746. To quality, schools must be registered with the District's Recycling Assistance Program (contact Cher Mohring at 513-946-7737) and be willing to submit student reflections after the trip. 

Do you have an idea for a waste-related field trip for your students? We'd love to hear from you!

Compost Kids

Grades: K - 6
Location: Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
Dates: Spring 2019 dates: April 9, 23; May 7, 14, 21
Times: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 
Maximum students: 45; one chaperone per each 10 students is required
Itinerary: Students learn about composting, healthy soil, water conservation, and environmentally-friendly gardening while participating in a number of hands-on activities. School groups are welcome to pack a waste-free lunch and eat outdoors on the patio after the program. 
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America Recycles Day at the Zoo

Grades: 1 - 5
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Date: FULL
To be placed on a waiting list, please email Angela Rivera. 
Itinerary: Students will use a passport to explore the grounds of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden to learn how recycling helps not only people but creatures all over the world.
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Where Does All the Garbage Go?

Grades: 1–6
Locations:  Burnet Woods and Rumpke Landfill
2019 Dates: February 7
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Maximum students: 50
Itinerary: Students will participate in an interactive program that includes a hike to observe decomposition, followed by games and activities about recycling, composting, and natural cycles at Burnet Woods' Trailside Nature Center. Then, students will go to Rumpke to see an active, working landfill and learn the ways our environment is protected from this mountain of garbage.  
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Don't Trash It!

Grades: 1–8
Location: Fernald Preserve/Rumpke Landfill
Dates:  May 9, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Maximum students: 50
Itinerary: Beginning the trip at Fernald Preserve, students will participate in an interactive hike and activities emphasizing nature’s way of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Programming will continue in the LEED platinum certified Visitors Center. Groups are welcome to picnic at the outside shelter before leaving for the Rumpke landfill tour. At Rumpke, students witness up-close views of an active, working landfill and learn the many ways our environment is protected from this mountain of garbage.
Ohio Learning Standards
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Trash Talk

Grades: 9–12
Location: Rumpke’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and Rumpke Sanitary Landfill
Dates: To schedule a tour of the recycling center, complete this form
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Maximum students: 40
Itinerary: We'll start at the MRF; groups are welcome to pack a waste free lunch and eat indoors at the MRF before heading to the landfill.  
You may also extend your day by visiting Fernald Preserve and touring their facility including environmental cleanup, ecological restoration and legacy management.
Ohio Learning Standards

Bus Reimbursement

Your school may qualify for bus transportation reimbursement to the landfill, recycling center, or other locations with the District's education programs. Complete the Bus Reimbursement form.