Green Living Science provides field trips and tours of Recycle Here, the City of Detroit’s drop off recycling facility, as well as the Lincoln Street Art Park during the months of March to November.

Tour Details:

During this one hour tour visitors will explore Recycle Here, Detroit’s drop-off recycling center which opened in 2005 and is located in the original Holden Avenue Plant, which manufactured the first Lincoln Motor Cars. 

Students will learn about the items that are accepted and how they get reused or recycled by visiting the recycling center, students learn how they can make changes in their home life to reduce their impact on the environment. 

Bring materials to recycle and receive an in depth explanation of how to recycle in the City of Detroit. By visiting the recycling center and hearing how Detroit processes waste, students learn how they can make changes in their home to reduce their impact on the environment. Visit for a list of what can be recycled.

Tours also includes a visit to the Lincoln Street Art Park to learn how the process of “reuse” can create a vibrant urban setting. The art park is home to…

     •    Activi-Tree Classroom: a 40 foot shipping container converted into a outdoor classroom made entirely from found and reused materials. 
     •    Earthship: a sustainable building created from locally sourced garbage.
     •    Large sculptures and murals given to the park by over a hundred different artists


Tour: $50 fee for groups up to 25 students. Tours are 1 hour in length and include a tour of Recycle Here and the Lincoln Street Art Park. For an additional $50, an additional group of up to 25 students can also receive a tour.

 Tour & Student Activity: With an additional fee Green Living Science offers school groups the option to spend time inside the Activi-Tree Classroom for a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) based, hands-on activity, following the tour.

*Fees vary based on group size and activity*

Group Field Trip Fee: Please have a check written to Green Living Science ready when you come for the field trip. Checks may also be sent ahead of time to: Green Living Science, 1331 Holden St. Detroit 48202. *Price is subject to change 

Please do not plan on eating at the Recycle Here! facility.

Students should be dropped off at Recycle Here! (1331 Holden Street, Detroit 48202)

*Field trips are 1 hour long.

Tour policies

  • Dress for the weather. Closed toed shoes recommended.
  • In event of severe weather, tour may be rescheduled.
  • A full refund will be given to cancelled field trips with 2 weeks advanced notice.