Field Trips

R3Source offers free field trips to qualifying schools, including limited transportation reimbursement. To qualify, schools must be registered with the District's Let's Stop Waste at School (LSW) program and be willing to submit student reflections (PDF) after the trip.

PLEASE NOTE:  At least 1 adult chaperone is required for every 10 students on our field trips.  (The America Recycles Day field trip requires 1 chaperone for every 7 students.)

Register for a Field Trip

To register for a field trip, complete the Field Trip Registration Form and email to Elise Roalef. To register for the Nature of Recycling, visit Greenacres.org.

Bus Reimbursement

Your school may qualify for bus transportation reimbursement to the landfill, recycling center, or other locations if it is a member of the Hamilton County R3Source Let's Stop Waste program. The Bus Reimbursement Request is page two of the Field Trip Registration Form.

  1. Cincinnati Zoo: America Recycles Day +
  2. Civic Garden Center: Compost Kids +
  3. Gorman Heritage Farm: Reducing Food Waste +
  4. Greenacres: The Nature of Recycling +
  5. Rumpke's Material Recovery Facility +
  6. Rumpke's Landfill and Burnet Woods +
  7. LaSoupe: Food Rescue and Transformation +

Cincinnati Zoo: America Recycles Day (One-Day Event)


  • Grades: 3-5
  • Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • 2023 Date: This field trip occurs on one day in mid-November.  Check back for the specific date at the end of August!
  • Itinerary: Students will use a passport to explore the grounds of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden to learn how recycling helps not only people but creatures all over the world.
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