Yesterday we went to MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) with Elaine's class. This is a great place that teaches a lot about why and how to recycle/reuse. Children were divided up into three groups and rotated through activities - taking a tour of the facility, playing games about recycling materials into other materials, and making paper. Big thanks to our two classroom chaperones, Vittorio and Stacyee, and to our awesome guide at the plant, MacKenzie.
The MRF (pronounced "merf") has monthly Saturday tours and fun workshops as well. You do need to register ahead of time, but they are free to the public. Click HERE for more information. The next MRF Open House is Saturday, December 14th 2013, and the theme is "Recycled Gift Wraps" -- we will be making gift boxes out of recycled materials! Guests may want to bring their own empty cardboard food box, such as a cereal box or baking mix box (optional).