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4th Grade Programs and Resources

StopWaste serves 4th grade classes primarily through field trips to one of two Alameda County transfer station facilities. Classrooms participating in the field trip program follow up at school by taking action and creating a project that educates their community at home and at school. Curriculum and resources are also available for 4th grade classrooms. 

Transfer Station Field Trips - Now Virtual

While in-person field trips to the award-winning StopWaste Education Center are currently halted due to COVID-19, StopWaste is bringing the transfer station to your classroom! This online virtual Field Trip Program will ask your students to transform into garbologists who make observations, ask questions, and take action to reduce waste.

Learn more about the Virtual Field Trip Program. Questions? Contact Cristian Aguilar (510) 891-6532 or

4th Grade Educational Resources


Doing the 4Rs Curriculum

Doing the 4Rs is a classroom activity guide to teach the 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle and rot. 

View the full curriculum

Wiggle E Worm Comic and Read Aloud

Adventure with Wiggle E Worm to teach a resident of Mudville about the importance of composting. Students can also read along with the Wiggle E Worm Comic Reading Video.
Download the Comic  Watch the Video

Amazing Garbologist Adventure Journal

How to Go from Scientist to Food Rescue Action Hero! In this journal you will join four garbologists who ask questions about how garbage affects people living in Alameda County and around the world. What in the world is a garbologist? A garbologist is a scientist who studies garbage. Why study garbage? Because there is a LOT of it. And more is created every day!

Download in English Download in Spanish Download in Chinese

KidScoop News Earth Tips

KidScoop News in partnership with the Altamont Education Advisory Board created these earth tip activity pages that showcase and spotlight many of StopWaste’s student and teacher action heroes. 

Download the Earth Tips 

View more resources in our Resource Library

For additional information, contact Cristian Aguilar, (510) 891-6532 or