School Assemblies

Interested in jump-starting your recycling program or preventing wasted food in the cafeteria? Consider an assembly! The District offers free or partially-subsidized assemblies for schools that recycle and are registered with the Recycling Assistance Program.

Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

Contact: Jenny Lohmann
Cost: FREE
Length: 20-40 minutes, based on your needs and age range of students
Ages: K-12

Reduce Your Use: Go Green!
Get the whole school involved with this multi-media assembly that incorporates a friendly gameshow competition between students (or students and teachers) on reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Be a Food Hero, Commit to Zero
Stop the cafeteria madness! With 40% of all food produced in the U.S. not being eaten, students will learn that throwing out good food is not okay. Giving them tips and tricks to avoid wasting food will also teach them about all the resources that go into food, and the difference their everyday actions can make.

Crystal Clear Science, Inc.

Contact: Email Crystal Clear Science, Inc. or call 513-553-2252
Cost: One assembly presentation free for schools participating in the Recycling Assistance Program, with a $25 co-pay for each additional presentation or a $10 co-pay for each additional presentation at low-income schools; $275 for schools not registered with the District's Recycling Assistance Program (must be within 90 minutes of Cincinnati, Ohio).
Grades: K–8, 45 minutes

R’s for Life
R’s For Life is a fun, fast-paced show that will leave kids with a new understanding of what impact they have on their local environment and their futures. This program focuses on empowering and inspiring kids to be a part of the solution. Renewable and non-renewable resources, economics, and citizenship all come into play in this lively discussion. Colorful and interesting props help kids learn about how they can and why they should reduce, reuse, and recycle everyday. This program motivates kids to be thoughtful of their actions and learn more about what they can do to help. A recycling post card for each child ensures learning doesn’t end once Crystal Clear Science, Inc. leaves. This assembly is limited to 200 students or less per program. Limited number of programs available.

STEAM! Powered Recycling
This fun and fast-paced STEAM program is filled with experiments guaranteed to inspire and inform. Kids learn how electromagnets separate steel, eddy currents separate aluminum and light helps separate plastics. Metal and plastic are melted, remolded, and cooled in front of their eyes. Math demonstrates the costs and savings of recycling. Electrical generators and Tesla coils teach energy use and changes in memorable demonstrations. Examples of the “art” in upcycling projects encourage kids to be creative! The discussion of renewable and sustainable alternatives reinforces core standards in technology and the impact of humans on the environment. This program’s memorable demonstrations reinforce big science ideas across grade levels.