Educator Resources

One of our goals is to educate students about what they can do to help protect the environment. So we support teachers and schools by coming into the classroom to conduct programs, provide tours and lend educational toolkits. For more information email

Environmental Learning Center - Metro Waste Authority converted a farm property, located on the southeast corner of Metro Park East Landfill into a learning center for environmental education.

Classroom Education - Teachers can choose from a variety of presentations that include hands-on learning activities and follow-up student activities.

Professional Development - The Environmental Education Summer Workshop for Teachers is designed to expose you to a wide range of experiences connecting the natural history of Iowa's plants and animals to problem-based learning exercises you can deploy in the classroom to address the standards of NGSS.