For Secondary School Teachers & Students

Field Trips

Field trips for grades 7-12 can be tailored to align with your classroom content or special projects. Tours include:

  • active sanitary solid waste landfill
  • large-scale composting site
  • waste transfer station
  • recycling drop off site
  • composting demonstration area
  • active solar array

Discussions can involve landfill biology, resource recovery and conservation, environmental impacts of waste management, cultural connections to waste, Frederick County's landfill history and future and more. Up to 1 full bus-load can participate in a tour. We encourage teachers to also combine a trip to our site with nearby facilities, such as the Montgomery County waste-to-energy plant or recycling sorting center.

Field trip content is suitable for secondary grade level students only.

For more information, contact  Paul Varga at 301-600-2960 or send an email.

Our Classroom Programs Bring Content Standards to Life!
Our programs on waste disposal and recycling can address a wide range of goals and topics that support Maryland State content standards, including:
  • understanding policies the government has assumed regarding public issues and their impact on people in other places
  • recognizing that consequences may occur when natural resources are used
  • using current events to answer questions
  • the ability to develop and apply knowledge and skills gained from an environmental issue investigation to an action project which protects and sustains the environment.
Paper Making

We can tailor our discussion to support your existing lesson plans or help plan new content! Presentations might take the form of an interactive PowerPoint slideshow, a hands-on paper making lab, or a STEM event display. Students and teachers are also invited to tour our facilities to gain firsthand knowledge. Our goal is to help you and your students make textbook knowledge more meaningful through application to local issues.

Contact Paul Varga, Communication Manager, at 301-600-2960 or by sending an email.