Field Trips

Field Trips

The District offers free field trips, including limited transportation reimbursement.To quality, schools must be registered with the District's Let's Stop Waste at School (LSW) Program and be willing to submit student reflections after the trip.

To register for a field trip, complete this form. To register for the Nature of Recycling, visit Greenacres.org.

Bus Reimbursement: Your school may qualify for bus transportation reimbursement to the landfill, recycling center, or other locations with the District's education programs. The Bus Reimbursement request is page two of the Field Trip Registration Form.  

Compost Kids

Grades: K - 6
Location: Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
2021 Dates: Tuesdays: September 7, 14, 21, & 28 and October 5, 12, 19, & 26
Times: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 
Maximum students: 45; one chaperone per each 10 students is required
Itinerary: Students learn about composting, environmentally-friendly gardening and pollinating insects 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.  
Ohio Learning Standards

Nature of Recycling

Grades: K - 12
Location: Greenacres Foundation
Times: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 
Maximum students: 30; one chaperone per each 10 students is required
Itinerary: Learn about waste reduction through interactive outdoor activities. Programs are tailored for each group. Greenacres provides bus reimbursement for qualifying schools. If your school does not quality for Greenacres' bus reimbursement, you may apply for the District's bus reimbursement after registering for Greenacres' program.
Register: online at Greenacres.org

America Recycles Day at the Zoo

Grades: 3 - 5
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2021 Date: Check back late summer 2021
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.
Ohio Learning Standards

Where Does All the Garbage Go?

Grades: 1–6
Locations:  Burnet Woods and Rumpke Landfill
2021 Dates: Check back fall 2021 for dates
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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SUMMER: Be A Friend to Food at the Farm

Grades: 3–6
Location: Gorman Heritage Farm
Times: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Maximum students: 30
Itinerary: From compost exploration to farm animals, students will learn how to reduce wasting food through hands-on activities. Groups may pack a waste-free lunch and eat on-site after the program.  

Don't Trash It!

Grades: 1–8
Location: Fernald Preserve/Rumpke Landfill
2021 Dates: Check back in fall 2021 for dates
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

Trash Talk

Grades: 9–12
Location: Rumpke’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and Rumpke Sanitary Landfill
2021 Dates: Check back in fall 2021 for dates
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