Field Trips

Field Trips

Please check back in August 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. 
The District offers free field trips, including transportation. 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. Ohio Science Standards met available here

Compost Kids

Grades: K - 6
Location: Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
Dates: September 4, 11, 18, and 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Times: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 
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. This trip is limited to a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 45 students per day with a minimum of one chaperone per 10 students.

America Recycles Day at the Zoo

Grades: 1 - 5
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Dates: Mid-November.
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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.

Where Does All the Garbage Go?

Grades: 1–6
Location: Rumpke Landfill and Trailside Nature Center
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This two-part trip includes a tour of the Rumpke Landfill and Trailside Nature Center. Students will witness an active, working landfill and learn the ways our environment is protected from this mountain of garbage. Then 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 Trailside Nature Center. 

Don't Trash It!

Grades: 1–8
Location: Fernald Preserve/Rumpke Landfill
Dates: October 4 and 11; November 1, 15, and 29
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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. The trip is limited to a maximum of 50 students per day.

Trash Talk

Grades: 9–12
Location: Rumpke’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and Rumpke Sanitary Landfill
Dates: October 4 and 11; November 1, 15, and 29
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Whether you teach Environmental Science, Engineering, Physics, Economics, or Civics, this field trip is a real eye-opening experience for both students and faculty. Groups are welcome to pack a waste free lunch and eat indoors at the MRF before heading to the landfill. The trip requires a minimum of 10 students and is limited to a maximum of 40 students. 
You may also extend your day by visiting Fernald Preserve and touring their facility including environmental cleanup, ecological restoration and legacy management.

Travel 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 Travel Reimbursement form.