From the Waste In Place curriculum to the Patch Program, our youth programs are helping create environmental stewards, giving Texas a bright future!
Looking for a creative way to earn your Soil & Water Conservation Badge or complete your It’s Your Planet—Love It Journey? Have your youth group participate in our Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off or Fall Sweep program where you’ll not only help the environment, but you can also receive our patch.
Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest
Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest. Entries came from 308 schools throughout Texas and the winning designs will be featured in the 2019 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar.
The 13 winning designs plus an additional back-cover winner will be featured in the 2019 calendar and will be showcased on the Don’t mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites as well as at the 2018 Keep Texas Beautiful annual conference in June.
More than 3,793 students submitted their artwork from 148 communities. Students to have their artwork featured in the calendar include:
Kindergarten - Fern Bluff Elementary
1st Grade - St. Cecilia Catholic School
2nd Grade - Borchardt Elementary
3rd Grade - Pattison Elementary
4th Grade - McCoy Elementary
5th Grade - Windsor Park Elementary
6th Grade - Dallas Arts Studio
7th Grade - Hudson Middle School
8th Grade - Cedar Park Middle School
9th Grade - Highland Park High School
10th Grade - Stephen F. Austin High School
11th Grade - Edinburg North High School
12th Grade - Sharyland Advanced Academic Academy
12th Grade - Sweeny High School
Art Contest Winners
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Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship
The Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities and build awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative.
The Keep Texas Beautiful Patch Program is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of Scouts in their communities. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire youth or other youth group members may earn patches by participating in various events.
Waste In Place
The Waste in Place curriculum addresses the problem of waste and its disposal alternatives, and emphasizes responsible solid waste handling practices through hands-on activities for pre-K to 6th grade students. This unique curriculum aims to help youth have a better understanding of their community, the environment, and to explore how they can make a difference in litter prevention and community improvement.