The following tours, presentations and kits are available to schools and other
community groups at no cost. Download the PDF brochure version.
If you are interested in obtaining more information about any of the tours, presentations or kits,
or would like to reserve a spot, please submit your reservation request online.
Kits are generally loaned out for 1-2 week periods. Other arrangements may be
possible, depending on demand. Pick up kits at our main office in Grand Rapids.
||Recycled Crayon Kit
Grades: 1 +
Crayons take many years to decompose in a landfill. Rather than throwing away
crayon stubs, melt them down to make new crayons in fun shapes! We’ll supply
crock-pots and molds, you supply the crayon stubs. If you have an oven, crockpots
may not be necessary. Additional adult helpers may be required.
Grades: 2 +
By recycling paper we can reduce the number of trees used to produce new
paper. We supply the blenders and screens for making paper, you supply
the paper scraps and water! This is a great activity to try outside on picnic
tables (electricity required). Try making special occasion cards!
||Steel Can Lantern Kit
Grades: 3 +
Empty steel cans are great to teach “reuse” to your students! We’ll supply the
hammers and nails, you supply the cans so your students can make their own
“lanterns.” This makes a great gift for parents!