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The City of Springfield provides community education and awareness about the benefits of implementing sustainable practices including: 

If you are interested in a presentation for your club or organization, or want to schedule a tour for a group please call our Education Outreach Coordinator, Laurie Davis, at 417-864-2007 (office) or 417-300-3981 (cell).

Attention Classroom and Homeschool Educators:


  • Community Resource Guide - compiled by the Interpreters Coalition of Springfield-Greene County to assist in utilizing the varied resources of our community toward field education and hands-on learning experiences
  • Visit our Sustainable Crafts page for some activity, project and craft ideas for learners of all ages

Field Trip Options

Schedule a visit to one of our City's solid waste facilities. All field trips include a guided presentation. 
  • Springfield Sanitary Landfill
  • Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Household Chemical Collection Center
  • Yardwaste Recycling Center
  • Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Lone Pine or Franklin Recycling Centers

In-Class or Virtual Presentation Options

Presentations for all grade levels available, pre-k to adult.(Most in-class presentations are between 45 minutes to 1 hour.) Primary topics available include:
  • Landfill Design Features: Learn how the landfill is constructed for the purpose of protecting air, water and land resources.
  • Recycling-From Trash to Treasure: Focus is on what materials can become if they are put into a recycling bin. An Early Learner version of this program is available and is approximately 30 minutes in length.
  • Recycle Right: Learn how to determine what to recycle, what not to recycle, and how to avoid contamination.
  • Wastewater Treatment Process: Focus is on the steps in cleaning our wastewater so that it can be returned to a natural stream environment.
  • Vermicomposting: Discover how to set up a worm bin as an alternative to regular composting.
  • Care About the Air: Learn why clean air matters and how to keep our air clean.
  • Toys from Trash: Discover how the recycling bin is a treasure chest of materials for creating toys! This is a make and take session.
  • Dish to Dirt Composting:  Focus is on how to set up and maintain a home composting bin.
  • Sustainability: Focus is on defining sustainability and incorporating the 3 pillars into daily life.

For more information or to schedule a field trip or program contact:

Laurie Davis
Education Outreach Coordinator
417-864-2007 (office)

417-300-3981 (cell)
[email protected]