Compost Kids Application Form

What: FREE Compost Kids Field Trip

Cost of transportation (up to $255 per bus) subsidized by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District for those schools registered in the District’s Recycling Assistance Program (RAP).

Where: Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

When: The Fall and Spring of each year.  

Who: Kindergarten thru sixth grade, minimum of 20 and maximum of 45 students per trip, per day; one chaperone required per ten students. Field Trip begins at 9 a.m. and will end at 11:30 a.m. Groups are welcome to extend their visit by having lunch on the patio. As this field trip is offered free of charge and is facilitated by volunteers, each school group is expected to provide a minimum of two chaperones (or teachers) who will volunteer to work a station and lead the students during the field trip. Information will be provided to the presenters prior to their arrival.

Why: Compost Kids field trips offer teachers and students an opportunity to engage in scientific discovery while learning about an important component of sustainable living. Students learn why we compost, how we use compost in our gardens, identify decomposers, and taste delicious herbs grown in fertile soil. Ohio Science Standards are met and available here.

How: To apply for the trip:

Step 1: Print, complete and return this signature form.

Step 2: Complete the below pre-registration form. Hint: Print form prior to submitting for your records.

Step 3: Student Reflections must be submitted within 10 days of field trip.

Field trips are limited to not more than four trips per school, per year. Application stays open as long as space is still available.

Questions about this program? Contact Jenny.Lohmann at 513-946-7736.

Compost Kids Application Form

Teacher's Name*


Arrival Time*

 Yes, my class can arrive at 9 am     No, my class cannot arrive at 9 am

Are you a RAP school?*
 Yes, we are a RAP School    No, we are not a RAP School    Do not know if we are a RAP School
School Address*
Zip Code*
Teacher Cell Phone
(include area code)*
School Phone (include area code)*
Email Address*
K-6 Only
Number of Students*
 No more than 50 students.
Number of Chaperones*
 1 Chaperone for every 10 students required.
Staying for Lunch at Garden Center?  Yes     No
Bus Reimbursement Request $*   
The District will reimburse up to $255 per bus. Contact your transportation manager or provider for a quote.

I agree to return Student Reflections within 10 days of trip*

 Step 1: Prepare students before the trip with expected learning outcomes.
Step 2: Have students debrief in whole group or with a partner focusing on what they learned; why it is important, and how they can use this information in their lives.
Step 3: Students should be given time to reflect and the reflections may be submitted in any number of mediums. For instance, the students may opt to create posters, write poems, create a song, write a letter to their local representative, create a video, etc.

Preferred Date (First Choice)*

Alternate Date (Second Choice)*
Alternate Date (Third Choice)*

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