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Re: [greenyes] Recycling "games" and "street theater"

The City of Long Beach has a portable stage that has been fitted with a
number of different stations at which school children do various
activities relating to recycling, resource conservation, &c. One of the
stations is a computerized sorting exercise, where they basically
click-and-drag items that can be reused, recycled, or are HHW. Another
station is a mock supermarket checkout where students examine different
packaging options (jello mix vs. individually packaged jello desserts, for
example). The students scan their choices and get a recorded message
based on the type of package they have selected. I don't know how hi- or
low-tech a game you're looking to implement. The sorting exercise lends
itself to pretty much any level of technology. An actual physical sorting
game would even make the message more clear and engaging, I think. The
way we've done supermarket exercise requires a scanner. But you could
figure out a way to do the same thing using written questions with
responses under lift-up flaps or something similar.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California

Larry.H.Litten@no.address (Larry H. Litten)
07/06/2004 06:22 AM

To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] Recycling "games" and "street theater"

The Hanover, NH Recycling Committee is considering a booth during a "town
at which we would like to promote reduction and resuse, as well as
(our cubside program and other initiatives). In a conversation with the
school environmental club, a student suggested incorporating some kind of
"game" into the display (an action game, a guessing game) to engage both
children and parents. Can someone direct me to something of this sort?
year we are going to try to enlist the high school improvisational theater
group as well, so any suggestions relating to "environmental street
would also be welcome.

Larry H. Litten
Director of Institutional Research
Dartmouth College
6230 North Fairbanks
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603/646-1247
Fax: 603/646-0294

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