Educational Programs


 We invite you to explore our school booklet as a resource for both you and your classroom. We offer a variety of educational programs free of charge, as well as, contests throughout the year and other environmental resources.

We appreciate all the support that Gaston County Schools has shown us.  A special thanks to Dr. Melissa Balknight and staff at Gaston County Schools for approving the program material for school use.

To open the booklet, click the link: 2021-2022 Beautification and Environmental Virtual Education Booklet.

For information on our contests, check out each link below:
Recycled Art Contest - High School only
Recycled Holiday Ornaments Contest - Elementary and Middle School only
Arbor Day Poster Contest - all grades
Opportunities for schools located within the City Limits of Gastonia:
Booklet of resources available to schools within the City Limits of Gastonia
November 2021 Tree Plantings   Sign up here and we will send you more information at a later date.
Clean Campus Competition 
Beautification Grants 

Keep Gastonia Beautiful Staff is also available for programming outside of the classroom, for events, and for civic group presentations! 
Earth Day

Additional Resources:

Alliance for Community Trees
Arbor Day & Tree City
Keep America Beautiful
Keep North Carolina Beautiful
North Carolina Forest Service
NCDOT Adopt a Highway Program 
Offices for Keep Gastonia Beautiful are located at the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.
Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC  28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC  28053-1748)
704.869.1938 (office)
704.866.6067 (fax)