Episode 7 – Learning and Interning
Oct 14 2019
S.C.A.R.C.E. is School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. And so much more! Learn about this award-winning environmental non-profit through the eyes of three summer interns: Jack, Caden and Nora.
Meet Jack: Fisherman and Junior at University of Iowa: Environmental Policy and Planning. What he learned at SCARCE: Be cautious of what you’re using how much you’re using. Reusing materials can be crafty and fun. Working with kids: Back to School Fair and STEM-a-palooza. Working in the warehouse. Composting. At the County Fair: Live mussels demo and boat-building.
Meet Caden: River-lover and Senior at Wheaton College: Environmental Science. Spent time in book rescue. What it means to run a non-profit. Northern Illinois Food Bank. Higher Education Classes: Where is Away workshop & Water Workshop: Following water through the treatment process. Visiting the Urban Stream Research Center. Macro-invertebrates = indicator species. There’s a need for people to care about these streams that need to be preserved. Installing Storm Water Medallion at Naperville Hazardous Waste Center. Carrying boxes. Added bonus: This internship has helped him with his fishing.
Meet Nora: Influencer and Senior at Vanderbilt: Environmental Sociology / Human and Organizational Development. Educator. Higher education classes. Impacting children means impacting families. Teaching the Three R’s and paper-making. Book Rescue. Setting up composting program at Morton Arboretum. Bread tags. At SCARCE you can see what your contributions are going to. Teary-eyed teacher donations.
You can see photos of Jack, Caden and Nora along with the educational dragonfly garden they built here.
Daily doable: Check out the SCARCE website for an abundance of reuse and recycling programs. Find out about hazardous waste and more. www.scarce.org