The initial phase will educate the teachers and administrators about how to engage students. It will also allow time to determine the baseline of waste sent to a landfill.
During the action phase the primary focus will be on changing student behavior through knowledge building and procedure implementation.
A brief period of review will allow the ZWI to calibrate its ineffective procedures and expand the effective ones.
Initially, the amount of waste sent to a landfill must be determined before any new policies and procedures are implemented.
Waste stream will be actively monitored throughout the entire ZWI.
TCHD will host a workshop for administrators to understand how to shape and leverage student ideas.
This workshop will focus on how to implement composting in the school, as well as how to create an environment for student discourse.
The pre-test will allow the ZWI to determine where knowledge deficiencies exist as well as create a baseline for the success of the program.
The primary component of the ZWI. This will include implementing composting in the schools as well as implementing student originated ideas.
Clean Water Celebration is an established environmental education outreach day for local schools.
End of year test to estimate the student's gain in knowledge.
The poster session is the culmination of the student's involvement. Several students from all involved schools will present their ideas to further waste reduction in the county.
The most dedicated students will be invited to a off site field trip to a recycling center with advanced technology.