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February 2017
 Volume: 27  Issue: 6

Submerge yourself for a day in the dynamic world of water! Earn PDs during this FREE class. We'll tour 3 sites, learn from experts-on-the-job, and practice hands-on classroom activities.
Limited to teachers from DuPage County schools.

Claim your spot - Register today!
Summer Graduate Credit Classes
June 19-23  - Registration Open!

Teachers - here's your chance to dive into water! Join SCARCE for a 5-day class full of site-visits and hands-on learning.
Earn 3 Graduate credits or 40 PDs.
June 12-16  - Registration Open!

Let's talk TRASH - we'll cover the problems, concerns, and solutions surrounding all our "stuff". Hop on the SCARCE bus for this eye-opening learning experience.
Earn 3 graduate credits or 40 PDs.

Check out some local leaders in green! Students and teachers in D204 made a how-to video for their peers on lunchroom composting and two DuPage elementary schools were nominated to the US Dept of Education's Green Ribbon School awards.
40+ local high school and college students met with SCARCE this past Saturday. Students left with filming equipment and ideas galore! Stay tuned for their video submissions and to vote for your favorite.
February 2nd

Wetlands clean our water, reduce flooding, and provide habitat to thousands of species. Check out sources to help bring wetlands education to your classroom.
April 4th, 2017 - Registration open!
High school teachers, get your students on board for this great STEAM program! Form teams, design and build a building model& get evaluated by professionals.
Watch a video of last year's event.
February 28, 8-11:30am - Free, Register by 02/24

Schools, municipalities, park districts and other landholders are invited to learn about innovative green infrastructure projects. Hosted by DuPage County Stormwater Management and the Conservation Foundation. PD hours are available.
March 3rd

This year's theme for the United Nation's World Wildlife Day is "Listen to the Young Voices". Empower your students to make a difference - check out some species that need our help and success stories.

About 99% of our planet's readily available freshwater is found underground. Help your students learn about groundwater and the career opportunities of this in-demand field.
March 22nd

Take this day to teach your students about one of our world's most precious resources. This year's theme is "Wastewater". To help you out, we've compiled some info and online resources for your classroom.
Upcoming Eco-Events
Feb 2
Feb 25
Mar 3
Institute Day Classes:  Water Dynamics & Green Building ( waitlist)
Mar 22
World Water Day
Mar 25
Earth Hour
April 4
April 10
York High School Used Book Sale - Benefiting SCARCE
Thank you to our January Volunteers!
Glen Crest Middle School students helped De-Manufacture and Recycle in the Book Rescue.

All Saints Catholic Academy
College of DuPage CCI Program
College Preparatory School of America
DuPage High School District 88
Fox Valley AEYC
Giant Steps
Glen Crest Middle School
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
SASED Visually Impaired
SEAL South
UCP Seguin
Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
  • SCARCE Book Rescue Sat Feb 11th & 25th
  • Lisle & Wheaton Electronics Recycling, Saturdays (Age 14+)

Contact SCARCE for more details.
Book Rescue Hours
School-Year Hours
Mon, Wed-Fri: 9:00am-4:30pm
Tues: 9:00am-6:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Upcoming Special Dates:
    OPEN....Mon 02/20 Presidents' Day                      & Mon 03/06 Casimir Pulaski Day

Bring your teacher or non-profit ID!
*No children under 14 allowed
Helpful Links

#PickUp5 Litter Clean Up
Be a part of this initiative!
Support SCARCE with your purchases 

School garden tips, grants, & more!
Recycling guide, trail systems, and more!
Join efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Report stormwater issues online.

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This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded by the DuPage County Board,
Daniel Cronin, Chairman,
the DuPage County Environmental Committee, Amy Grant, Chair
and DuPage County Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.

Kay McKeen, Founder & DIrector
Vicki Baldino, Jeff Gahris, Heather Goudreau, 
Carrie Horak, Bev Jaszczurowski, Erin Kennedy,
Jean Kent, & Rose Naseef 

Environmental Education Programs are operated by SCARCE
School & 
Assistance for 
Recycling and  
This newsletter is part of the Teacher Training Program funded by DuPage County.
Our Professional Development Provider Number: 100363
The mention of a specific product or company is not an endorsement by DuPage County's Environmental Education Program