Let us immerse you in trash – well, in the problems, concerns and solutions that surround the “stuff” we make, buy, use and throw away, day in and day out! We'll travel by bus to explore landfills, recycling centers and other sites, to help you understand the many processes that deal with all this garbage. We also take time each day to experiment, build, discuss and digest where we have been and why. Lots of fun! Lots of learning! Lots of resources!
This workshop can be taken for graduate credit. A project is required.
Who: K-12 Teachers
What: Explore solid waste problems and solutions with field trips and hands-on activities
When: The 2015 course is June 15-19 + half day June 29th. It is 5 days for 40 PDs OR 5.5 days for 3 graduate hours
Where: Each day begins and ends at the SCARCE headquarters in Glen Ellyn. Then we will travel together by bus to:
Gas conversion Facility
Waste Transfer Station
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Book Rescue Center
Paper Recycling Facility
Yard Waste Composting Site
Water Reclamation Center
Electronics Recycling Site
Why: Daily, we all create waste. It is to our benefit, and the benefit of our students to understand the many processes that deal with our “trash.”
Cost: SCARCE fee of $125 (take home resources, snacks, etc.) must be paid to SCARCE to complete registration and save your place. Option graduate credit fee of $310 paid to Aurora University is paid on the first day of class.
"SCARCE has impacted my work life, home life and education life with the Where is Away Workshop. Have you ever been to an active landfill or a sorting station? During this one week course designed for teachers, we visited both, with life changing consequences. Now I know where everything I toss into my trash can ends up and it is not pretty. Everything with my work life as a designer of corporate office interiors has changed.
On Food Waste Composting Seminar: After a SCARCE seminar on vermi-composting, (worms) we got started and eventually got our entire neighborhood involved"
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