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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

Grad Credit Teacher Workshop: 5 Day - Where is Away? Print E-mail

Environmental Issues & Concerns: Where is Away?

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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!WWT

This workshop can be taken for graduate credit. A project is required.

More Details

  • Who: K-12 Teachers
  • What: Explore solid waste problems and solutions with field trips and hands-on activities
  • When: The 2014 workshop is June 16-20 + half day July 1st. It is 5 days for 40 CPDUs and 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:
    • Landfills
    • 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.



"I thought that I knew a fair amount about recycling and reducing the waste stream until I attended the SCARCE workshop "Where Is Away?" This workshop impacted how I run my household and my classroom. It was an inspiration that empowered me to speak up at school and to be able to explain to students the importance of being conscious of the impact that their choices have on the environment. Because of the lessons learned at the SCARCE workshop, students can now frequently be seen looking for the recycling symbol in order to know where to discard their waste."

Brenda Hasler