Tennessee Solid Waste Education Project

TNSWEP Services

In-service Workshops for K-12 teachers and pre-service teachers provide opportunities to participate in hands-on activities that work in the classroom. TNSWEP lesson plans and activities are correlated with Tennessee Learning Expectations.

Curriculum workshops are designed for educators in the non-formal sector. Workshops include highly interactive sessions and the latest information about solid waste management.

Assistance in planning environmental education events, such as an Earth Day Celebration or an EnvironMental Fair, is available from TNSWEP consultants.

Classroom presentations are for K-12 students in public or private schools.

Posted below are two such presentations. The first is a presentation made by Cindy Black for Poplar Grove School in Franklin, Tennessee. The second is Carrie Hembree's presentation at the Old Hickory Earth Awareness Day.


Cindy Black Presentation Excerpt from Adam Stout on Vimeo.

Lesson Link (from Solid Waste Activities Guide, Intermediate, Grades 4-5): Think Before You Toss and Cookie Mining

Lesson Link (from Solid Waste Activities Guide, Middle School, Grades 6-8): Renewable versus Non-renewable Natural Resources (Handout: Resource Tree)



Carrie Hembree Presentation Excerpt from ISSE on Vimeo.

Lesson Link (from Solid Waste Activities Guide, Intermediate, Grades 4-5): Can We Make It Go Away and Where Does Our Trash Go?

Lesson Link ( from Solid Waste Activities Guide, Middle School, Grades 6-8): Landfills (Worksheets (4) - Landfills)

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