Environmental Education

Educational resource packets are available for use in the classroom. These packets contain lesson plans, projects, worksheets and activities, all of which have the goal of promoting awareness and understanding of the importance of litter control, recycling and waste disposal for the preservation of our environment and the beautification of our community. Topics available for grades K-6 include:

  • Environment – Ecology
  • Energy
  • Litter
  • Pollution
  • Reduce and Recycle
  • Waste Disposal

We can provide educational packets for use in the classroom, or teachers can schedule a speaker to present a program or demonstration at their school. All programs and packets can be adapted for the appropriate grade level. For more information or to schedule a presentation, call Keep Jackson Beautiful at 731.425.8225.


The Great America Cleanup involves organized cleanups from mid-March through mid-June. Many groups from all over Jackson participate by picking up roadside litter and recyclables in their neighborhoods, around their schools or on their streets. Your school can participate in the Great America Cleanup and celebrate Earth Day by organizing a “Ring Around the School” cleanup for Earth Day.

This is an easy way to clean up your school and participate in Earth Day. We hope everyone will join hands across Madison County to pick up school litter.

On the day of this event, students and teachers form a giant ring, close around their school and move outward to the end of the property while picking up any trash they find. Keep Jackson Beautiful will supply the trash bags. We will also provide student incentive prizes such as certificates, stickers, pencils, etc. This opportunity is available to all Jackson-Madison County Public and Private Schools.

Our goals with this program include:

  • To have as much participation as possible,
  • To have major media coverage – the more schools that participate the bigger the message we can send,
  • Teach property waste placement,
  • Environmental awareness, and
  • Encourage a sense of community involvement.

Eleven out of twenty-four schools participated last year. Let’s get more involved this year!