The City of Roswell's Public Works/Environmental Department offers free outreach programs for classrooms and community groups. These hands-on activities teach about the environment and what we can do to protect it.
We can assist you with community service projects, teacher workshops, scout badges, and curriculum resources and also provide a variety of educational programs for local schools, which include topics on water, conservation, litter prevention, recycling, and more. Programs on environmental issues are also available for civic organizations, homeowners' associations, and other groups.
All programs are led by Roswell's Environmental Education Coordinator.
Examples of Classroom Activities
- Earth Balloon
The Earth Balloon is a 22-foot diameter vinyl balloon of the earth that students can sit inside for lessons on geography, the environment, population, pollution, and endless other topics. It is available for loan to all public and private schools in Roswell. Teachers and parent volunteers can lead lessons from the included curriculum guide, or we can provide staff.
- Drippy Dropperson
Drippy Dropperson, Roswell’s Water Ambassador, would love to spend the year with your class learning about all the ways you protect water. Similar to Flat Stanley, Drippy plans to visit each student’s home and comes with several activities to share with parents. The program can also include the award-winning book about Drippy Dropperson, written by Roswell's very own Vicki Culbreth. This program can be customized for each school.
- Butterfly Study
Students will learn about butterfly life cycles and adaptations through observing live examples of each step in the life cycle (subject to availability of wild specimens). Classes may have the opportunity to tag migrating Monarchs and help send them on their way to Mexico.