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March 2018
 Volume: 28  Issue: 8

Do not let your students miss out on this opportunity for a hands-on project with real-world connections and cash prizes. High school students are challenged to design and construct a sustainable building model. On April 17th, teams will present their designs to local professionals and explore green infrastructure and careers. 

The Sustainable Design Challenge is a program of SCARCE and DuPage County Stormwater Management and is sponsored by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

Are you working on reducing food waste at your school? Check out these resources to enhance your lessons.

April 3rd

Join parents, staff, teachers and advocates nationwide in celebrating National Healthy Schools Day. You're invited to kickstart a program or celebrate your school's achievements.

The Alliance for Climate Education has created a free video series for young people about climate change. It covers the science, impacts and solutions with NGSS-aligned content for middle and high school.
Mar 13th 5pm-9pm

Support SCARCE and fill your belly! Make dinner a selfless act by stopping by Chipotle Mexican Grill Glen Ellyn on Tuesday, March 13th to order a meal or two (or ten!). Mention SCARCE and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to us to support our resource center and education programs.
March 14th 11am

Explore the world of caves and karsts without leaving your classroom! Your class can tune in to the live webcast and Q&A with cave scientists in Luray Caverns, VA. Check out their resources for teachers to prep for the big day.
March 24th, 8:30-9:30pm

Show your commitment to climate action by joining in this global movement to protect our planet. Create or join an event near you.
April 23rd-27th

More than 1,500 schools around the country celebrate Every Kid Health Week. Join in for your opportunity to host a lively, health-promoting event. Celebrations range from health and wellness fairs to school gardens. Start planning today!
April 28

Get your eco-club together for the annual trail clean-up on April 28th. Groups can volunteer to clean up portions of the Illinois Prairie Path or the Great Western Trail. 
Upcoming Eco-Events
Mar 2-11
Mar 5  Green Teacher Webinar: Building Complete Communities
Mar 8  From Roof to Curb: Indoor Air Quality Webinar
Mar 30  Green Schools Student Summit Applications Due
April 3  York Used Book Sale Benefiting SCARCE
April 3  National Healthy Schools Day
April 4  Sustainable Design Challenge Registration Closes
April 16  Foresight Prep @ Oberlin Applications Due
April 17  Sustainable Design Challenge
May 3-4  Green Schools Conference & Expo
June 11-15  Where is Away? Graduate Course
June 18-22  Living Waters Graduate Course
Thank you to our February Volunteers!
Benet students were hard at work making crayons for our Super Crayon Project.

Benedictine University
Benet Academy
College of DuPage 
Domtar Corporation
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School
Lisle High School Ecology Club
Naperville Rotary After Dark
Northern Illinois Academy
Room & Board Oak Brook
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church
School of Expressive Arts and Learning (South)

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

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

Upcoming Special Dates:
OPEN....Casimir Pulaski Day 03/05
.......Spring Break 03/26-03/30
........Easter Monday 04/02

Bring your teacher 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, Heather Goudreau,  Carrie Horak, 
Kaitlyn Hornik, Bev Jaszczurowski, 
Erin Kennedy,  Jean Kent, & Rose Naseef 

Environmental Education Programs are operated by SCARCE
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Assistance for 
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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