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Friday, October 14, 2011

Field Trip to MRF (Materials Recovery Facility)





This afternoon, the combined 1st and 2nd grades took a field trip to MRF (pronounced "merf"). This amazing place is the recycling center on the corner of Platt and Ellsworth. The children took a tour to see how the place operates, learned about what can be recycled, and participated in a plastic recycling activity. Each time I go there, I learn something new! 

Did you know that one Saturday per month, MRF holds an open house? There is no charge (except for worm bin supplies in February), and it is held from 10:00a.m. to noon. 

Tomorrow, October 15th, happens to be an open house day! This one is called Nature's Recyclers. Leslie Science and Nature Center will be there with a vulture and other live recyclers. Call 734-794-6000 X43118 to preregister. On November 5, you can build a bird feeder from a recycled soda pop bottle and on December 10th you can make your own paper! There are lots more too - check out the entire list by clicking HERE.






2 comments:

Karen Godwin said...

Oliver was so jazzed up about this trip when he came home. Thanks for taking the kids there - it seems they learned a ton! :)

Odie Langley said...

Another valuable lesson learned. Very well done Susan.