(Latrobe Bulletin) Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s popular “Open Your Eyes to Litter” series of five educational activity books was created over 20 years ago. Over 1 million copies of the original series were distributed to schools throughout Pennsylvania. To account for the changing environment, new environmental education standards and new types of litter, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is working with illustrator and concept artist Brady Mock and the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR) to update the series.
Revisions to the first book in the “Open Your Eyes to Litter” series is complete. Designed for kids in kindergarten through grade three, the book is an introduction to what litter is and who it affects and includes thoughtful prompts and fun activities. The book and its teachers guide are available to download on the organization’s website.
Pennsylvania’s first-ever Litter Action Plan, announced by the governor’s office in 2021, called for education and outreach strategies to ensure all Pennsylvanians know littering is unacceptable and there are better ways to manage their waste. KPB’s OYEL Series answers that call.