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Fall 2018 Schedule Changes:

There will be no private tours offered between August 20th-September 30th. All tours scheduled during October-December 2018 will be a one-hour tour of our facility reserved for schools, businesses, and/or community groups in our service area of Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, parts of the unincorporated San Mateo County, and the West Bay Sanitary District. Our tour schedule will continue as usual in Spring 2019. No school activities will be given on these abbreviated tours, but busing will still be provided for 3rd-5th graders.

School Group Tours

Tours of the award winning state-of-the-art Shoreway Environmental Center offer students and the community an opportunity to learn first-hand what happens to their recyclables, yard trimmings, food scraps and garbage at a working Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and Transfer Station. The program seeks to engage students and increase their knowledge through active learning experiences. The curriculum goal is to educate kids in resource conservation and 4R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot/Composting) behaviors so that they will be empowered to conserve resources in their lives and practice recycling at their schools and residences.

The tour activities are based on the best practices in environmental education and provide connections to the California State Common Core Standards.

The award winning Environmental Education Tour Program strives to deliver quality, memorable, hands-on learning experiences to school groups and the general public. A Tour Menu  gives teachers an opportunity to choose a call-to-action supplemental activity they would like to engage in with their students.

Standard Tour includes:

  • A two-hour visit to the Transfer Station, Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), Education Center with museum quality exhibits, Outdoor Environmental Education Center, Solar and Water Conservation Kiosk, and more.
  • Learning about resource conservation and the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot) that are aligned to the State Content Standards.

Tour Menu

* Planting and Solar Jitterbug activities are limited to service area schools only.

planting

planting



jitterbug

jitterbug




worms

worms




water

water

 

Tour schedule:

    Field trips will be offered from September to June as follows:
     
     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Morning

    N/A

    9:30-11:30

    9:30-11:30

    9:30-11:30

    9:30-11:30

    Afternoon

    12:30-2:30

    12:30-2:30

    12:30-2:30*

    N/A

    N/A

    * No buses available on Wednesday afternoons.

     


    To ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors, a maximum of approximately 40 for both students and chaperones is recommended.Tours are on a first-come-first-served basis. 

    To schedule your FREE tour, please make an appointment through our School Tours Calendar. You will receive a confirmation email once you have scheduled a tour.

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