WASHINGTON—The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, in partnership with Jason Learning, has launched updated K-12 recycling curricula designed to encourage careers in the recycling industry.
The new curricula combine updated lesson plans with comprehensive integration within Jason Learning's full online Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curricula, ISRI said in a news release.
The curricula are part of ISRI's youth outreach initiative, which aims to inspire students' interest in a recycling career while providing scientific and technical background that recycling jobs require, according to the institute.
Updates to the curricula include:
• The development of activity sheets for student distribution;
• A re-evaluation and grade band assessment for all activities according to the new science standards; and
• An updated design to fully integrate lessons into the JASON STEM curricula portal.
“Educating youth on recycling starting at a very early age yields tremendous benefits for our industry,” said ISRI President Robin Wiener. “These are the next generations of policy makers, scientists, engineers and others that will lead our industry down the road.”
The entire series of lesson plans, online activities and other teaching tools are available free of charge at www.isri.org/jason.