We provide resources and education to engage
citizens in building more beautiful communities.

Keep Austin Beautiful educates youth and adults about litter, urban ecology, and resource conservation by partnering with schools, informal youth groups, and local businesses.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Keep Austin Beautiful leads hands-on activities (correlated to state academic standards), coordinates field trip opportunities, provides project supplies, assists in the planning and implementation of service projects, and recognizes all participating schools with a program banner. Register for a school program or read on for more information.

Generation Zero - Fun, hands-on activities and service projects raise awareness about recycling, composting, and conservation while giving K-12 students simple solutions for reducing their waste.

Clean Creek Campus - At Clean Creek Campuses, 3rd-8th grade students connect classroom learning with on-the-ground service projects that focus on protecting our watersheds. 

Green Teens - Weekly after-school activities at Title I middle and high schools educate youth about urban ecology, resource conservation, and sound environmental practices. At the end of the year three Green Teens participants are awarded a paid summer internship.

Longhorn Recycling Roundup - Every fall, 5 schools from the Greater Austin area are recognized for their campus greening efforts. Winning schools receive cash prizes, a commemorative plaque or banner and recognition at a UT football game! 
 

YOUTH PROGRAMS - Resources for Educators

Patch Pals - Scouts, troops, after-school clubs, and community youth groups are invited to take action to keep Austin beautiful to earn an “I Keep Austin Beautiful” patch!

Patch Pals Activity Kits - Youth environmental education is made easy with activity kits available for checkout. Activity kits come in a variety of topics and come with an easy-to-follow lesson plan, background information, and all the necessary supplies.

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS

Green Stewards Camp - At-risk students from Communities in Schools spend two days learning about nature and how to care for it.

Clean Creek Camp - During this week-long camp, adults and youth explore water in Austin’s creeks and the Edwards Aquifer. Parents and their children and adult leaders with small groups are welcome to attend.
 

ADULT EDUCATION & OUTREACH

 
Groundwater to the Gulf - A field trip-based institute where participants follow the path of water in Central Texas from its origins to its final destination in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Cultivating Leaders - Through workshops, field trips, and resource pages Keep Austin Beautiful educates works to cultivate environmental leaders in the community. 
  
Tabling and Outreach - If you are a business or organization interested in having Keep Austin Beautiful at your upcoming fair or festival please contact Myrriah