Conservation isn’t always about using less. Especially when looking at materials, conservation can take the form of using something for another purpose in order to reduce the overall burden of waste entering landfills. Consider ways to reuse material waste, such as projects celebrating creative expression.
One of the Watt Watchers activities developed as part of the relaunch outlines different ways to reuse common waste materials to tell creative stories or to illustrate scenes from history or literature. Aligned for students from kindergarten through middle school, this interdisciplinary activity looking at Junk Art is sure to provide stimulating context for reusing old materials in new ways.