Waste Warriors

Waste Warriors is the first of KTMB’s 3-unit Warriors Youth Education series. It introduces students in grades 3-5 to the waste stream, and demonstrates how they can create a positive change in their community by reducing the amount of waste that goes to the landfill, working to prevent litter and illegal dumping, and making informed choices about what they buy and the waste their purchases create. The curriculum includes a dynamic video (above), lesson plans, pre and post-student assessments, alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). KTMB’s Waste Warriors curriculum is available through KTMB and Desert Research Institute’s Green Box program. Although our curriculum is designed for grades 3-5, our hands-on lessons and presentations can be easily adapted for all grade levels.

Waste Warriors in Your Classroom
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Did you know?

  • We send the equivalent of 700 elephants to the Lockwood Landfill every day.
  • The number one thing we throw away is food.
  • One quarter of kids in Washoe County might not get either breakfast, lunch or dinner every day.
  • An aluminum can only takes six weeks to go from your recycling bin to a store shelf again.
  • Natural processes like decomposition need water. In our desert climate, what’s dumped, stays dumped.