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What Happens to the Trash? A Hands-on Environmental Geology and Engineering Careers Talk & Tour for Junior Academy Members
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 1:00 PM-3:00 PMFREE
Talk with Engineers – Chemists – Biologists – Geologists!
If it isn’t recycled or composted, what happens to all that trash after it makes its way from the dumpster to the dump? Out of sight, out of mind? Not for the scientists and engineers responsible for figuring out how to manage all that trash once it makes its way to our nation’s landfills.
Meet with and hear the personal career path stories of some of these scientists and engineers in an eye-opening and hands-on Landfills 101 session, and then head on out for an investigative behind-the-scenes tour of a new multi-million dollar leachate pretreatment plant. Hear about the engineering and biological advancements used in constructing the facility, learn about clarification and ultrafiltration of leachate (dissolved materials from a landfill’s decomposing wastes) and other complex engineering processes, from the engineers and scientists who manage the trash in our landfills.
This exclusive behind-the-scenes talk and tour is open to Junior Academy members ONLY, their parents or guardians, and family members currently in Grade 6 or above. Mark your calendars and CHECK BACK for registration and location information shortly!
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