Windows on Waste

Recently updated to include Ohio’s Academic Content Standards!

Windows on Waste (WOW) is an elementary, interdisciplinary, environmental studies activity guidebook published by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention (ODNR/DRLP) to help educators teach students about solid waste and environmental issues. Lessons were thoroughly developed and tested with the help of educators from across the state

When Windows on Waste was produced in 1999, the 36 activities in the guidebook were correlated to Ohio’s old fourth and sixth grade Proficiency Test Learning Outcomes. Recently, the activities were correlated with Ohio’s new standards, the Academic Content Standards, for grades K-5!

Copies of the WOW curriculum can be obtained by contacting our office. We also have loan kits available for many of the activities found in the guide for your use, or we would be happy to schedule a time to come out to your classroom. Please call for more details!

We are available to conduct WOW workshops, which makes available the entire WOW guidebook on CD-Rom. If you’re interested in holding a WOW workshop, contact us for dates and times available.