Kids

Beat the Baron Waste

Beat the Baron Waste is a classroom education program that teaches elementary students about proper household hazardous chemical and waste management. Our presentation teaches students about the potential dangers of the products to our health and environment, how to identify them, and less toxic alternatives that can be used.

Attention Science Teachers! - Beat the Baron Waste® In-Class HHW Presentation

WHAT

Harris County is currently offering a classroom education program that teaches elementary students about proper household hazardous chemical and waste management. Our presentation teaches students about the potential dangers of the products to our health and environment, how to identify hazardous wastes, and less toxic alternatives that can be used. Interactive handouts are provided to all students and include "The Case of The Baron Waste In Your Home" activity book and a checklist with stickers to identify hazardous products in the home (done under parental supervision).

WHEN

You choose! Our presentation is approximately 45 minutes long. Fill out the form below and send it to us so we can get back to you with an affirmed date and time.

WHERE

In your classroom!

WHO

Any 3rd - 5th grade teacher in Harris County.

Please complete the form or E-mail cheryl.burton@hcpid.org

These are quotes from letters sent to us from a 4th grade class about our "Beat the Baron Waste" presentation.

HHW

  • "Thank you for showing us how to dispose of the dangerous waste in our house"- Bianca
  • "You showed me a lot of what I did not know." - Yasmene
  • "I couldn't believe how many Household hazardous wastes there were" - Nicholas
  • "I learned about dangerous materials and how to dispose of them properly." - Stephanie

Stormwater

  • "I learned a lot and now I make sure there is nothing near the storm drain to harm our environment, and cause flooding or even death of creatures of all kinds." - Katy
  • "And I promise to keep water clean and not throw anything into a storm drain." - Chris
  • " I knew a lot about recycling, but I never knew it could clog up a storm drain." - Zahra

Overall

  • "It's very horrible what's happening to the water in Harris County, it's a good thing we have people like you! If we didn't, the water would be dirtier." - Ana

 

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