KICK Outreach Challenge

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 The Keep It Clean Kansas (KICK) Outreach Challenge is a virtual competition for upper elementary and middle school students hosted by the Bureau of Waste Management. Students will form groups or participate as a class to create and submit an outreach project that educates and promotes recycling, composting, or waste reduction activities in their communities. Projects will be judged, and three winners will be selected to receive a prize of $1,000 for their classroom.

In addition to the challenge, KDHE has partnered with the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) to provide students with a Google classroom filled with on-demand videos, step-by-step instructions, hands-on activities, and access to virtual “office hours” to chat with educators who know about all things recycling and composting.

How to Participate:

  • Download the KICK Outreach Challenge Instructions (PDF)

  • Visit the KACEE Website to gain access to the Google Classroom.

  •  Enroll your team in the KICK Outreach Challenge. The challenge officially begins on October 17, 2022.   

  •  Follow the steps outlined in the Google Classroom. Submit your final outreach project by March 15, 2023