Educational Resources

KHB educates residents about litter prevention and recycling through speaking presentations, special events, displays, exhibits, and library programs. In addition, KHB has award winning educational programs that are brought directly into the schools.

Keep Henrico Beautiful bulletin board kits

The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee is proud to announce that over 580 Environmentally themed bulletin board kits were distributed to every kindergarten, first and second grade classroom in the County. These original kits were created and produced by Keep Henrico Beautiful. We are thankful to the teachers who displayed the bulletin boards, and we are happy to share some of their comments:

  • Wow! Great stuff. Thanks for the support!
  • Thank you! We love them. They are clear and easy to understand. Very kid friendly.
  • This is an excellent visual aid to reinforce SOL 1.8. I love the bulletin board kit! Thank you so much!
  • This really helped my children understand these concepts much better!!

If you are an educator in the County of Henrico and would like a free copy of the KHB Environmentally themed Bulletin Board Kit, please email the KHB Office at or call 501-4502.

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Download a copy of our “Back to Basics with Litter and Recycling” lesson plan for Kindergarten, First, and Second grades. Contact KHB for resources to support this lesson, or to schedule a classroom presentation.

View the Environmentally Themed Bulletin Board Kit created by KHB. Educators in Henrico County may contact the KHB office for a free copy.

Preschool Activity This lesson plan is great for preschool-age children and Kindergarten students. If you would like assistance with this lesson or would like to borrow one of the books mentioned, please contact the KHB office.

Download the following PDF files:

Teachers, Scout Leaders, and other educators can check out Environmental Education Kits from the KHB office. Each Kit has a lesson plan and supporting materials. The following kits are available:

Wartville Wizard Kit Borrow this kit based on the humorous story by Don Madden, to enhance your lessons on litter and community pride. Download the information sheet here (PDF). Great for Kindergarten and First grade (older grades can put on the Wartville Wizard play).

Henry the Heron Borrow this kit to enhance your lesson on litter and wildlife. Story and puppet included. Download the information sheet (PDF). Great for Kindergarten and First grade.

Recycle! Borrow this kit to enhance your lessons on recycling. Comes with a classroom set of recycling-themed books and a video of the recycling center where materials from the Henrico County recycling program are processed. Download the information sheet (PDF). Great for Kindergarten through Fifth grade.

Solid Waste (garbage) Management Kit Borrow this kit to enhance your environmental education lesson. Includes the 3-2-1 Science Contact video, The Rotten Truth. Download the information sheet (PDF). Great for Kindergarten through Fifth grade.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Field Day This SOL based fun, educational and physically challenging field day type event is based on ways to save our natural resources by reducing waste, reusing materials and recycling. Download the Educator’s Guide to Planning a Field Day event (PDF).
Rigsby Rigsby is the story of mischievous raccoon affected by litter. Borrow this kit that comes with the book, animal puppets and poster. The interactive cd with the story and a play script is for your classroom to keep.



Contact Us

Keep Henrico Beautiful

(804) 501-4502

(804) 501-7395

Mailing Address
PO Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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