Classroom Programs

Have a guest speaker visit your classroom to teach about waste reduction and align with your curriculum through an interactive presentation and activities!   The goal is to teach students the problems caused by waste, share solutions to the problems, and empower them to make a positive impact on the planet. 

Scroll down to check out the program topics and book one for your class today!

Programs provided by...


  • Hamilton County R3Source
    • Taught by Elise Roalef, Outreach Specialist for R3Source
    • For grades K-12
    • Free
  • Crystal Clear Science
    • Taught by Michelle White, educator and owner of Crystal Clear Science. Contracted by R3Source. 
    • For grades K-12
    • Cost varies depending on whether your school is a member of the Let's Stop Waste at Schools program and if your school is a low-income school. 
  • Mother's Nature
    • Taught by Jane Gonzales, educator and owner of Mother's Nature. Contracted by R3Source.
    • For grades PreK-4
    • Cost varies depending on whether your school is a member of the Let's Stop Waste at Schools program and if your school is a low-income school.
  1. Hamilton County R3Source Programs +
  2. Crystal Clear Virtual Program +
  3. Crystal Clear In-Person Programs +
  4. Mother's Nature Virtual Programs +
  5. Mother's Nature In-Person Programs +
  6. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Programs +

Hamilton County R3Source Programs

Cost: FREE


Recycling 101 (Grades K-12)

Learn the what, why, and how of proper recycling.

Natural Resources (Grades 2-6)

Learn where the items that we use in our daily life come from and how we can protect and preserve our natural resources for the wellbeing of our planet and our communities.  

Reducing Wasted Food (Grades 2-12)

Nearly 40% of the food produced in the US gets wasted.  Learn how we can take simple steps to reduce that number and make a positive impact on our community.  

Composting (Grades K-12)

Learn the basic science behind composting and all the benefits that it can provide.   

Other 

If you are interested in a classroom program but did not see what you were looking for in the options listed above, Elise will work with you to create a program lesson that is right for your students. 

Cost: FREE

Length: 30 - 60 minutes

Contact: Email Elise Roalef or call (513) 946-7736

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