Where is Away – REAL 694
This is a summer graduate credit class offered for DuPage County teachers each June. Teach outside DuPage? Contact us for availability. New for 2020: professionals, non-traditional educators and graduate students may participate pending space. Contact us for more info.
This class can be taken for graduate credit. A project is required.
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. Tons of fun! Lots of learning! Great resources!
This course is designed to align with NGSS.
Instructors: Dr. Michael Knapp and SCARCE Founder & Director, Kay McKeen
Who: 3rd-12th Grade Teachers
What: STEM in action! Explore solid waste problems and solutions with field trips and hands-on activities.
When: Each June – 5 days for 40 CEUs OR 5.5 days for 3 graduate hours
Where: Each day begins and ends at the SCARCE facility. We will travel together by bus to:
- Gas-to-Energy Facility
- Waste Transfer Station
- Household Hazardous Waste Facility
- Book Rescue Center
- Recycling Sorting Facility
- Food Scrap Composting Facilty
- Water Reclamation Center
- Electronics Recycling Site
Why: Every single day we create waste. It is to our benefit and the benefit of our students to understand the various processes that deal with our “trash.”
Cost: Resource fee of $125 must be paid to SCARCE to complete registration and save your place. Optional graduate credit fee of $300 paid to University of St. Francis.
When: Due to site visit restrictions from COVID-19 the 2020 class has been postponed until further notice.