Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful offers free educational presentations to school groups, community groups and more. We have age appropriate curriculum and offer a fun interactive message. Our core focus areas are litter prevention, waste reduction, conservation and beautification. Presentations are tailored to meet the needs of the group. Our education presentations give meaning to the service projects our organization offers. They explain our individual impact on the community and what we can do together to make a difference in our community.

Our goals are to educate about environmental sustainability, develop environmental awareness, stewardship and responsibility, offer community service opportunities and empower individuals to take a proactive approach. Request an Education Presentation.

Pete the Pelican Pirate Presentation
Education Presentation
Field Trip to the Florida Learning Garden

Please contact us to schedule a free educational field trip to our Florida Learning Garden. Students will be given a tour and a hands-on activity that reinforces knowledge about sustainable growing practices, healthy eating and Florida Friendly planting. In addition, we will teach your students about making choices that will keep our community cleaner, greener and more livable. We offer field trips that incorporate classroom learning with a service activity to reinforce the message. Students learn while doing and help by weeding, mulching or planting.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful also partners with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Department of the School District of Hillsborough County. We provide free educational presentations that follow the STEM curriculum and then are given a field trip to the Florida Learning Garden where they will be able to experience lessons that were just discussed. During the field trip, students will also receive an understanding of our Enviroscape Watershed Model, which represents the Tampa Bay Watershed, the largest open-water estuary in Florida.

Creative World School Field Trip to the Florida Learning Garden
Trashy Flashy Fashion Show
Trashy Flashy Fashion Show participant

Do you have creative students? If so then the Trashy Flashy Fashion Show is an option for your students to earn volunteer hours. They will be asked to come up with a wearable work of art derived from at least 75% recycled materials to be showcased down the runway. The Paul Mitchell School Tampa will provide all the models with hair and makeup to be featured during this night of art, fashion and sustainability. Contact us for more information.

Recycle Games

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is proud to share these games created for you as an Eagle Scout project by Cory Koseck.

USF Volunteer Fair

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful attends outreach events to share the message of our mission and showcase our programs, initiatives and events. By attending these community outreach events, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is given the opportunity to speak with the community about our programs and the impact a volunteer can make. Reaching out to people in the Tampa Bay area is an important part of what we do. Community awareness is crucial for community involvement. Contact us to request our colorful outreach booth at an event.

 

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful recruits key volunteers from the community to serve as Adult Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors become model spokespeople for our organization to emphasize the importance of preserving our environment. Ambassadors consist of volunteers, site captains, area managers, community leaders, teachers and environmental professionals.

The Youth Ambassador Program provides hands-on work experience, leadership training, problem solving, professional communication and teamwork. For over 25 years, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful has empowered local youth to become stewards of the environment by offering volunteer service opportunities. As part of the Ambassador Program, we promote career exploration and encourage students to attend institutions of higher learning.  We strive to encourage youth to become successful, environmentally responsible citizens.


Goals


1. Broaden the awareness of the environmental needs in the community

2. Instill a sense of common mutual responsibility for service

3. Provide life skills and hands-on work experience

4. Provide leadership opportunities to ensure students are successful

5. Build soft skills including professionalism, problem solving, communication and teamwork

6. Prepare youth for college and the workforce


Requirements


1. Reside in Hillsborough County

2. Excel in school and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75

3. Be an example for others in behavior and environmental stewardship

4. Volunteer a minimum of 25 hours a year with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

5. Complete an Ambassador Safety Training

6. Participate in at least one of the following Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Programs:

    • Adopt-A-Road Program
    • Florida Learning Garden
    • Great American Cleanup
    • Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup
    • Trashy Flashy Fashion Show

Opportunities Include:


      • Youth Advisory Initiative
      • College Scholarships
      • Education Presentations
      • Site Captain
      • Lead service projects
      • Mascot, Pete the Pelican Pirate
      • Mentor Youth and Peers
      • Outreach Events
      • Paid Workforce Positions
      • Internships
      • Environmental Education

Contact us for more information regarding the Ambassador Program.



Ambassadors Build Trellis
Ambassadors for Summer Internship
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Keep Our School Beautiful (KOSB, pronounced Cosby) is an environmental service program for schools in Hillsborough County. This program allows school groups to request presentations and become involved in our service projects and events. When registered, groups are provided information about upcoming opportunities to earn community service hours and can choose to participate in our various events. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful also helps groups create their own service projects or participate in the Adopt-A-Road Program. Select students can be leaders in their group and become part of the Youth Ambassador program.

AYA Students

 

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