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Taking Care of Planet Earth! A Hands-on Environmental, Geology and Engineering Careers Talk & Tour for Junior Academy Members

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 1:00 PM-3:00 PM


This exclusive behind-the-scenes talk and tour is open to Junior Academy Members and Students in Grades 6-12, their parents and/or guardians.

Students need to currently be in Grade 6 or above.

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 and 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.

OPEN to Junior Academy Members
Students in Grades 6-12 welcome
(Parents/Guardians welcome)

Space is limited (priority to Junior Academy Students)

Questions – contact Peggy James Nacke

To join, or learn more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy of Science, CLICK HERE.



Wednesday, March 23, 2016
1:00 PM-3:00 PM