Read for the Environment is our biggest program, but Environmental Education is part of all our activities at Keep Carbondale Beautiful and we appreciate opportunities to present information to the public. KCB will provide a guest speaker for any classroom, club meeting or community meeting. If interested, please contact KCB.
Keep America Beautiful provides programming to help future generations become more aware of environmental concerns and become engaged in strategic action to change behavior. Educators can go here for more information.
Keep Carbondale Beautiful participates in the following environmental education opportunities:
- Crab Orchard Earth Day Celebration in April
- SIUC Earth Awareness Exhibit
- Conservation Fair in DuQuoin in Sept/Oct
- ArborWild at Evergreen Park in June
And Keep Carbondale Beautiful organizes the Read for the Environment program:
Read for the Environment
Presentations are given to 1st-3rd grade classrooms within Carbondale’s school districts, during the school day. Volunteers read an environmental children’s story, engage students in discussion, and distribute take-home materials for children (coloring books, pencils, crayons, etc). Training sessions are held in the SIU Student Center in advance of the classroom visits.
Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Keep Carbondale Beautiful. Send in suggestions for good books to read!
2017 we read The Berenstain Bears Don't Pollute Anymore; The Great Trash Bash; and The Wartville Wizard.
2016-17 we read stories about WATER: The Water Princess; All the Water in the World; Water Rolls, Water Rises. We talked up the Smithsonian water exhibit (Dec 10, 2016 - Jan 21, 2017).
2015-16 we read Rosie Revere, Engineer: at all CCHS district schools - grades 1, 2, and 3.
Volunteers also read these favorites:
- The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute Anymore by Stan & Jan Berenstain
- The Wartville Wizard by Don Madden
- The Great Trash Bash by Loreen Leedy
- The Lorax by Dr. Suess