Take your kids on the trash trail for Earth Day

Filed under: Preschoolers, Teens, Places To Go, In The News, Going Green

Looking for a way to educate and entertain this Earth Day? Why not take your kids on the trash trail? A trash trail tour simply follows your garbage from your kitchen garbage can to its final resting place. Visit the transfer station, the dump, or the regional waste facility where your community's garbage is stored.

It might not sound like a lot of fun for you -- who wants to spend their Saturday at the dump? But kids love to learn how things work, and the lesson that when you throw something away, it isn't "gone" is a powerful one for teaching about environmental issues. Family Education has two other tours as well, Flushed With Pride and The Power Trip.

If a trash trail isn't for you, you can still educate your kids this Earth Day. Here are 10 easy ways to teach kids to go green.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.