Teacher Resources

The City of Texarkana, Texas has many resources for teachers to use to be involved in the recycling program and other resources to teach their students how to recycle!

Teacher Resources:

Yes and No Posters – This activity is for all age groups. This is for students to develop understanding about what is recyclable in the City of Texarkana, Texas. This is done by sorting pictures of items as well as small samples of others, i.e. cardboard and food wrappers.

The Edible Landfill Activity  

River and Sky’s Lone Star Activity Book

Recycling Scorecard for Kids  

General Resources:

Student Announcements – Use these kid friendly tips for intercom announcements, messages or as an addition to your classroom morning or afternoon routine

Earth Day Sample Flyer

Why Recycling Makes Sense

10 Things Present

Did You Know

Field Trips:

School groups (students and staff) are welcome to tour the Texarkana Water Utility's South Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant to learn more about the services that are offered, and sometimes unknown.

South Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant:

South Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant provides verbal and/or Power point programs for education groups on water treatment, wastewater treatment, composting, functions of Texarkana Water Utilities, Geographic Information Systems, a safety program on poisonous plant, snakes and spiders as well as group touring of the treatment processing facilities.

South Regional Waste and Water Treatment Plant Contact Information:

Tour of the Water Treatment Facility:

  • Wright Patman Treatment
  • 2700 New Boston Road
  • Call (903) 798-3850 for tour scheduling
  • Tours are approximately 30 minutes
  • Pamphlets are provided

Tour of the Wastewater Treatment Facility:

  • South Regional Wastewater Treatment
  • 4000 South State Line Avenue
  • Call (903) 798-3860 for tour scheduling
  • Tours are approximately 90 minutes
  • Pamphlets are provided

Speakers and Powerpoint Presentations:

  • Bill King
  • 801 Wood Street
  • Texarkana, Texas 75501
  • Call (903) 798-3821 for scheduling
  • Program times are adaptable


Student Presentations:

Educating students about recycling is essential for developing environmental awareness in the community. Lessons can be tailored to meet teaching objectives and target different age groups.

Topics Include:

Where does the garbage go?

What is a landfill and how is it made?

What happens to the recyclables in my cart?

The 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Conserving resources

What can we make with recyclables?

What is in our waste?

Kids Presentation






River and Sky
Top 10 Things