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Summer 2017
 Volume: 27  Issue: 10

Celebrate pollinators! Learn how your students and school can take action to support our pollinators. 


Create habitat on campus, collect data as citizen scientists.

Summer Graduate Credit Classes
Earn 3 Graduate credits or 40 PDs.
Reserve your spot today!
Where is Away?    June 12-16

Let's talk TRASH! We'll uncover the problems, concerns, and solutions surrounding all our "stuff". 

Hop on the SCARCE bus for private tours of facilities that make our everyday lives livable. Learn how to bring your first-hand experiences back to the classroom.

Teachers - here's your chance to dive into water! Join us for a 5-day behind-the-scenes experience. 
We'll learn about STEM in our own community from scientists and engineers on the job.

Did you know we use 500 million disposable straws a day in the US?  Straws are one of the top 10 items found during litter clean ups. Take action to reduce your plastic consumption with these tips and alternatives.

SCARCE founder Kay McKeen, was awarded the 2017 Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year by the West Suburban Philanthropic Network.

This month is all about the schools! We highlight Maercker (Westmont), Westmore (Lombard), and Madison (Wheaton) for their eco-achievements.

Our calendar fills up fast - get a jump on planning and reserve your programs early! We're happy to discuss your eco-club or school-wide goals for the year and how we can help. Is this the year you start food scrap composting, re-certify your Earth Flag or go for your Water Quality Flag?

eisenhower students
Eisenhower Jr. High students get a tour of a sanitary treatment center as part of a Water Field Trip day coordinated through SCARCE.

Does your school, district or town have diesel-run vehicles - including school buses - that you are trying to clean up? Apply for funds to reduce emissions and improve air quality.

Summer hours are M-F 9am-4:30pm. We are open Saturday June 10th, July 8th, and August 12th from 9am-12pm. We will be bursting at the seams with books and supplies for your classrooms so stop by while you're free!
If you have a donation to make, keep in mind, appointments are required for donations of 8+ boxes.

The fair will be full of fun, interactive STEM activities: green exhibits, displays, eco-art, upcycled maker-space, eco-presentations, and more!

Contact us about making this an extra credit opportunity for your students!
Upcoming Eco-Events
SCARCE is participating or hosting events in blue.
June 5  World Environment Day
June 8
June 9
June 10
June 12-16  Where's Away? Teacher Graduate Class
June 15  Global Wind Day
June 19-23
June 19-25
July 13-14  Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute
Sept 30
Thank you to our May Volunteers!

Benedictine University
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Northern Illinois University
St. James the Apostle
SEAL South
Vanguard High School
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Willowbrook High School

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
  • SCARCE Book Rescue Sat June 10th
  • Lisle & Wheaton Electronics Recycling, Saturdays (Age 14+)

Summer is our busy season! 
We'll have tons to do and would  love helpers to unload cars, process, and shelf books & more at SCARCE M-F 9-4:30.

Contact SCARCE for more details.
Book Rescue Hours
Summer Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-4:30pm

Upcoming Special Dates:
OPEN......9am-12pm Saturday June 10,                   July 8, Aug 12
CLOSED.....July 3rd & 4th

Bring your school 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