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A 31-page Exploratory Course,“Is Trash Always Trash?,” by Dr. Vanisa Turney

For ages 3-5 and Grades K-3rd


This unit is on the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle and effective ways in which we can eliminate growing landfills! This course comes with video instruction and engages students in the understanding that the Earth is a living body with interconnected patterns of relationships. Students will develop an understanding that when we make healthy choices such as reusing materials we help the environment. There is a direct relationship between reusing and the benefits of the world in which we live. Reusing materials reduces the amount of waste in landfills, prevents pollution, and saves energy. When we reuse we create an environment that is good for us.


Vanisa Turney currently serves a school principal and elementary curriculum supervisor. She has 20 years of experience in education having served as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, Pk-8th grade assistant principal, 5th-8th grade principal, and director of curriculum and instruction. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in middle childhood education from Wright State University, obtained principal licensure, as well as the curriculum, instruction and professional development licensure from the University of Dayton. Her most recent accomplishment is a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction (2017), and superintendent certification.

Is Trash Always Trash?

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