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Classroom Workshops



Free RARE Workshops

- 45-90 minutes in length

- Available to all K-12 Butte County Classrooms

- Engaging material that resonates with students

- Teaches conservation of natural resources

- Easy online booking!


Recycling Workshop

Age-relevant activities and presentations

Discuss importance of the 4 R's:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (Compost)

​Discover which items to recycle,
and strategies for recycling at school/home

Learn about household hazardous waste
(light bulbs, batteries, paint, etc.)

Includes follow-up activities and lessons


Composting Workshop

Students build a worm bin in the classroom

Discover the anatomy and importance of
red wiggler worms
 in composting

Learn about the science of decomposition
and components of healthy soil

Discuss which items can and cannot be
 at home

Includes follow-up activities and lessons



Teacher Testimonials

We were beyond excited to learn about recycling and composting from the RARE program. It provided so much knowledge to myself and my class. We are enthusiastically making steps in the right direction to help make our lives more sustainable. My students loved the lesson so much that many of them were taking notes! Thank you for the positive impact that the RARE program had on my class. .”
-Emily Lamb, 6th Grade, Central Middle School
 “The RARE program... is a fantastic way to teach our students the responsibilities we must take on...caring for our planet. The hands on approach captures the students everytime!”
-Elisa Huru, 3rd Grade, Oakdale Heights Elementary

Teacher's Resources

Check out our Teacher's Resources Page

to find interactive lessons, lesson plans,

coloring books/pages, activies, and more!