3-5

Third through fifth grade.

Quit Trolling Our Earth

School: 
Randall Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Gretchen Janel Wheaton-Weston
Class: 
Randall Elementary Student Council
School District: 
Independence School District
Number of Participants: 
19
Randall Elementary STUCO'S "Stop trolling our earth, pick up your trash."
Randall Elementary STUCO'S "Stop trolling our earth, pick up your trash."
Randall Elementary STUCO'S "Stop trolling our earth, pick up your trash."

Randall's Student Council wanted to grab the attention of our students while creating a trash can would inspire students and families to pick up trash in our town, state, country and world.  This Spring, two of the most popular words have been "trolling" and "trolls" so they decided to capitalize on that by bringing to life a popular troll holding a sign asking everyone to quit "trolling our earth" by picking up their trash.  The trash can was debuted to the student body and their families at our Spring dance.

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NO MORE LITTERBUGS!!!

School: 
Kingdom Kids Academy
Teacher Name: 
HOLLY HUGHES
Class: 
Bellair Outback Thursday Art Class
School District: 
Cooper County
Number of Participants: 
1
Sam the Spider says NO MORE LITTERBUGS!!! (detail)
NO MORE LITTERBUGS!!! No More Trash Can entry with student
NO MORE LITTERBUGS!!! (detail showing fish caught in six pack holder)

The NO MORE LITTERBUGS trash can was conceived and created by Hayley Frevert during her weekly 3hr art class at the Bellair Outback Studio as part of her Home School curriculum. It will be on permanent display in the new River Rails and Trails Museum in Boonville, MO. as part of the BIG FISH, BIG TALES, and the BIG MUDDY, Community Art Project for Boonville, MO.

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St. Clare, YOU'RE THE KEY TO BEING LITTER FREE!

School: 
St. Clare Catholic School
Teacher Name: 
Susan Brown
Class: 
Fifth Grade
School District: 
St. Louis Archdiocese
Number of Participants: 
8
St. Clare Catholic 5th Grade Students with Trash Can Entry
St. Clare 5th Grade Trash Can Entry
St. Clare 5th Grade Trash Can Entry Lid

Our trash can is going to be displayed inside our school.  Our school mascot is a falcon, so we wanted to put a falcon on the trash can so the students, faculty, and any visitors understood the connection to our school.  The falcon is holding a key because everyone who is part of the St. Clare School community is "key" to our school being litter free.  The top of the trash can is painted as a lock, and the keyhole is cut out so trash can be deposited in the hole - which is the "key" to being litter free.  Plus, it gives the idea that we are "locking" the litter away.

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Feed me trash, Seymour!

School: 
Lesterville Schools
Teacher Name: 
Amber Harbison
Class: 
third grade
School District: 
Lesterville School
Number of Participants: 
12
Snacking on trash
Snacking on trash
Snacking on trash

Seymour's "man eating plant" has turned a new leaf and is now wanting to help the planet and fellow plant life by eating trash. His favorite meals these days are soda cans, plastic bags and most of all red solo cups. To create this interesting trash cans the students painted the can greens, then use thick grean poster to create the monsters grean leaves and vines, and white paper to create the teath.

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Couch Elementary says "I see no MOre trash!"

School: 
Couch R-1
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Julie Fisher
Class: 
3rd, 4th, 5th grades
School District: 
Couch R-1 School District
Number of Participants: 
26

Our project was called "Couch Elementary Sees No More Trash! " The students decided to spray paint their trash can many colors and then grafitti "eyes" all over over it, for the "I see" part of our slogan.  Then they all made posters with the Missouri theme, and telling about the fine for littering in Missouri. Our tissue paper was recycled for our bulletin board, and our trash can is refurbished with its lovely paint job!

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Pick it up. Drop it in. That's how Mother Nature Wins

School: 
Linn Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Nancy Noland
Class: 
Third Grade Reading Group
School District: 
Osage County R-2 School District
Number of Participants: 
12
Particpant Picture (Not all present)
Mother Nature Wins
Mother Nature Wins

Students imagined how Mother Nature would look as a spokesperson for the NoMOreTrash campaign. They wanted to creat a three dimensional  depiction of Mother Nature. The students incorporated different materials and colors in their project. The blue gown represented water and sky, the green silk leaves the trees and grass and multiiple colors represented wildflowers. Mother Nature sends her messages in the placards she holds. However the sadness she feels when she sees Missouri citizens littering is represented by the green bead "tears" on her cheek.

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Let's get to the "Point", No More Trash!

School: 
Point Elementary
Teacher Name: 
ann zimpfer
Class: 
Point Elementary Green Team Club
School District: 
Mehlville School District
Number of Participants: 
12

Our school's Green Team Club was developed this year to bring awareness to keeping our school "green" and reduce our carbon footprint in our own backyard.  We have talked about this as a global issue, but we emphasize the importance of each person making a difference.  "Community" has been an ongoing theme in our school this year and the Green Team Club supports taking care of our school community. 

Our team took on this project/challenge to bring awareness to our school, as a whole.  In addition, we will be partner with our school's gardening club to set up compost bins and begin a composting project in our school cafeteria.  

Our Green Team is made up of 3-5 grade students.  

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Trash Trail's End

School: 
Northland Christian School
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Melissa Boyles
Class: 
Third grade Trailblazers
School District: 
Northland Christian Education System
Number of Participants: 
19
NCS 3rd grade participants
NCS 3rd grade final product
NCS students took turns creating our trash can

Our 3rd grade class chose to create a 'No More Trash Project' trash can to go along with our school being the "Trailblazers"! We worked together to talk about littering and our "trash" responsibilities. Then we brainstormed and drafted project ideas. We used old wood and a metal trash can. We sanded and prepped the trash can and the wood for the sign and posts. Then we worked in groups to draw, paint, stencil, and decoupage our design. We hope you like our effort. We are proud of it and think it will help keep our school litter free.

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Lock Up Trash

School: 
St Brendan School
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Sarah Thompson
Class: 
4th Grade Art Class
School District: 
Mexico
Number of Participants: 
14
Lock Up Trash
4th Grade Art Locks Up Trash

Children have designed their Trash Can with puzzle pieces that "Lock Up" Trash.  They want people to lock up trash rather than to leave it for someone else to pick up or to destroy our environment.

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Take the Dominoe Effect on Trash

School: 
Holy Family
Teacher Name: 
Mary Holterman
Class: 
Middle School
School District: 
Fatima
Number of Participants: 
18

I apologize as this is a duplicate entry for the Dominoe Trash Can from Holy Family as one of the group pictures did not load correctly and arrive with the first entry sent.

 

A local business donated the trash cans when they seen this event so the school could participate and enter.

Taking a stand against trash can be thought of like the domino effect one start and soon an unstoppable series of changes gain momentum and keep the earth clean.

Again sorry but thank you for giving students this opportunity in helping others and the environment.    

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