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Sixth through eighth grades.

'TOAD'ALLY NO MORE TRASH

School: 
Santa Fe R-X School District
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Hare
Class: 
7th grade Science Enrichment Class
School District: 
Santa Fe R-X School District
Number of Participants: 
9
'toad'ally no more trash!
'toad'ally no more trash!
'toad'ally no more trash!

Our class started the project by brainstorming ideas. After narrowing down the choices, a vote was taken and we have chosen 'TOAD'ally No More Trash as our project. We have used as many recycled materials as possible! The empty 55 gallon trash can was donated by the school maintanance department instead of going into the local landfill. The board used for the base was scrap wood from a students farm. The school's Ag Shop students cut the board to our specifications for us! The paper mache toad was constructed from recycled newspapers.

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Trash Wars: Restoring Cleanliness to our Galaxy

School: 
School of the Osage Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Karen Blevins
Class: 
8th Grade GATES
School District: 
School of the Osage
Number of Participants: 
6

The inspiration for this year’s trash can was the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The theme, Trash Wars: Restoring Cleanliness to the Galaxy, includes old and new elements of the movies.  The design includes a version of BB-8 in Osage school colors with a map showing the location of all Osage Middle School trash cans. This trash can will be placed in our school's commons area, where there is heavy student traffic and the can's design allows for its trash bag to be easily be replaced.

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Newburg Children's Museum's Think Before You Trash

School: 
Newburg Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Nancy Allen
Class: 
Thursday After School Program
School District: 
Newburg R-II
Number of Participants: 
5

During the Thursday, March 10th After School Program at the Newburg Children's Musuem, Newburg Elementary School children spent time learning about recycling, trash, and how it impacts our world; specifically the ocean.  Our Museum mascot, Pudgy the Beluga whale, now swims over the ocean creature-themed trash can.  Pictures of litter-damaged sea creatures along with healthy sea creatures decorate the sides of the can.  We have a recycling bin next to it to encourage recycling.  Our trash can and recycling bin were both 'recycled' from out of the trash!!  Our hope is that people will see our

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Keeping It Green!!

School: 
Forsyth Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Missi Hesketh
Class: 
Green Paws
School District: 
Forsyth R-III School District
Number of Participants: 
12
Green Paws members stand by the principle and theme of "Keeping It Green!"
Green Paws "Keeping It Green!"

Green Paws decided to support the No MOre Trash contest with our "Keeping It Green!" theme by transforming our aluminum trash can into a beautiful flowering bush. The butterfly was added at photo time. Green Paws members know how to be good stewards to our planet and how important that task is!

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Save MissOURi's Environment

School: 
Wellsville-Middletown Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Katherine Hallock
Class: 
Thursday PM
School District: 
Wellsville-Middletown R-1
Number of Participants: 
7
The Wellsville-Middletown "No MOre Trash" contest entry
The Wellsville-Middletown "Save MissOURi's Environment" contest entry
The Wellsville-Middletown "Thursday PM" group of 6th grade students

"Thursday PM" is a group of sixth graders who gave up time after-school to participate in the "No MOre Trash" contest.  After planning and carrying out a fundraiser to get money for supplies, this group of sixth graders focused on Missouri's resources and symbols to decorate their trash can, which is displayed in the school library.  Missouri's state bird, the eastern bluebird, sits with an owl in a flowering dogwood tree.  The base of the tree is decorated with spring flowers.  The slogan "Save MissOURi's Environment," expresses how these eco-minded students feel!

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Catch Litter Like Odell

School: 
Mexico Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Amanda Sullivan
Class: 
8th Grade Agriculture
School District: 
Mexico Public Schools
Number of Participants: 
13

Catch Litter Like Odell!  Our students love football and decided to create one of their favorite football players Odell Beckham Jr. catching litter instead of a football.  The arms, made out of reused PVC pipe, can have trash go down it into the trash can. The students cut out the letters for the slogan and covered the trash can with construction paper.  The helmet is made with used newspaper and paint, while the wire for his mask is used wire the students found in the shop.  They also added a chin strap for effect, which is a dust mask for the shop.  

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Don't Let Trash Invade Us

School: 
El Dorado Springs R-2 School
Teacher Name: 
Ms. Barbara Walsh
Class: 
Middle School Gifted and Talented
School District: 
El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools
Number of Participants: 
2

Hello my partner and I decided that we wanted to join the No Mo Trash Project this year. We had no idea what we were going to do and we got distracted and started talking about aliens and it seemed like a good idea. So we stuck with it and made an alien spaceship. That's how we got the idea for our trash can. We used recycled trash like candy wrappers, old napkins from the cafeteria, cardboard, an old bowl, and a piece of an old toy. We also used discarded 3M paper. That's just about all the materials we used besides of course a trash can and some recycled aluminum foil.   

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Keep The Environment the Way Mother Nature Planned It - Trash Free

School: 
Holy Family Catholic School
Teacher Name: 
Mary Holterman
Class: 
6th Grade Art Class
School District: 
Fatima RII
Number of Participants: 
21

Rusty trash can was given to class from the Holy Family Parish grounds to restore it to an eye catching opportunity for all to throw in or pick up any litter.   It was sanded but not painted with correct metal paints.   The class painted it all green with interior paint.   They came back the next week and started painted the sun which faded to blue.   Lesson learnedf to use appropriate paint not what is available.  It was then sanded back down and treated with metal paints.   Each child determined what they wanted to put on the trash can to come up with Mother Nature’s finest!   The

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Would you like a drink of Mice Water?

School: 
H.O.U.S.E. Homeschool Group
Teacher Name: 
Sheila Freeland
Class: 
Homeschool Group 6th-8th grades
School District: 
Butler County
Number of Participants: 
4

The Homeschool group decided to make a refreshing glass of Mice Water. The mice are advertising for everyone to have a glass of their water. They created the mice using the technique of paper maché clay and painting. The glass sits on a napkin. They used actual trash to help decorate their can. The straw is constructed of a pvc pipe. They really enjoyed making this. It is proudly displayed at the US Forest Services Ranger Station in Poplar Bluff.

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Litter, Flow No MO'

School: 
Family Worship Center Academy
Teacher Name: 
Josie Stewart
Class: 
Miss Stewart's Students
School District: 
Private School, Boone County
Number of Participants: 
5

The kids planned and constructed a beaver sitting on his dam exclaiming, "Stop the flow of trash!" They wanted to represent the importance of keeping MO wildlife healthy and our water systems clean by putting trash where it belongs: in the trash can!

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