In the video below, you’ll see an investigation. It’s not a crime scene investigation, but it could be.
Fifth graders at Pike View Elementary School in North Little Rock are on the case as litter scene investigators.
Their school is a litter-free zone, one of only three elementary schools certified so far under a special Litter-Free Zone program sponsred by a grant from Wal-Mart and sponsored by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful foundation.
Students have to go through a lengthy training program, one that includes an emphasis on math and science. They pick out zone on campus, then meticulously mark each piece of litter.
The purpose of the program is to not only eliminate litter on elementary school campuses, but to engage students in a greater responsibility for the environment. Program creator Jack Singleton discusses Litter-Free Zones in greater detail in this video.