Madison County Resource Education ProgramTrashformations Innovation Creations Competition
It's time to start thinking about a Madison County favorite, Trashformations! All Madison County kindergarten through 5th grade students are invited to participate in the Trashformations Competition. Students are challenged to take materials bound for the recycling bin and, using creativity and critical thinking, turn them into something upcycled, functional, and helpful to life in Madison County. The registration deadline is February 9, 2018. Some aspects of the program are new this year, so be sure to download the complete packet by clicking here. Register online here, and watch the kick-off video below. After school-wide competitions, first place winners are invited to compete at the county level in April of 2018.
New This Year: Program Guide for Educators!
New! View the 2017-2018 Resource Education Program Guide for Educators here.
New for the 2017-2018 school year, the Resource Education Program is excited for the release of its first Program Guide for Educators. Inside, find everything you need, whether you're a veteran to the program or considering participation. This thirty-page publication offers an introduction to the program, steps and options for participation, funding resources, a complete curriculum catalog, planning guides, key dates and deadlines, and more.
Click here to view a digital copy or contact Program Coordinator Eve Drueke to recieve a printed copy of the guide.
What is the Resource Education Program?
The Madison County Resource Education Program (REP) provides support, incentives, and educational resources for new and ongoing resource management practices within Madison County Schools, both private and public. While each school's approach varies based on its needs, all share a common set of goals. Our program's values are rooted in the wise use of resources, creation of healthy outdoor spaces in and around schools, and access to meaningful learning about Madison County's natural spaces.
The purpose of the Resource Education Program is to serve residents, students, and schools in the development of healthy, safe, resource-efficient learning institutions and educate while saving energy, resources, and money.
How Does My School Get Started?
For schools that are ready to join the REP, take the yearly Needs and Interests Enrollment Survey here and the Benchmarking Survey by clicking here.
Additional Information and Resources
Green Seed Grant Funding
The Madison County Resource Education Program and the County Board's Planning and Development Committee offer "Green Seed Grant Funding" for use in initiatives that address waste reduction and environmental education. Grants provide up to $2,000 maximum per school in the form of reimbursement. No matching funds are required. Find more details and application materials here.
Completed applications are due by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Key Dates and Deadlines
View important program dates here.
2017-2018 Newsletter Issues
Don't miss a thing! Stay informed by viewing past issues of our educator newsletter--full of information, links, and relevant resources.
October Resource Education Newsletter
November Resource Education Newsletter
Coordinator Contact Information:
Resource Education Coordinator
Phone: (618) 296-4606
157 N. Main Street, Suite 254
Edwardsville, IL 62025