Compost Kids Application Form

What: 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 through 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.