Your resource for environmental education updates, workshop, and more.
March 2019
Volume: 29 Issue: 8
March 19th 4:30-6pm Earn 1.5 PDs
Join soil scientist Vytas Pabedinskas and SCARCE founder Kay McKeen to uncover the complexities and rich educational opportunities of studying our soil. Soils reach across biology, chemistry, geology, geography and history. After this class, you won't look at a landscape the same way!

Earn 1.5 PDs for completing this class.
Summer Graduate Courses
Join us for an eye-opening, week-long experiential graduate course. These courses are STEM-focused and designed to align with NGSS. Hear from the engineers and scientists about their roles in protecting our resources!
Earn 3 graduate hours or 40 PDs.
Where is away 2017
Investigate the life-cycle of the stuff we make, use, buy, and throw away each day. Learn more from experts about the human impact on the environment - for better or worse - and ways to make a difference.

Here's your chance to dive into water! Led by experts in the field, you'll get a behind-the-scenes picture of the infrastructure and ecosystem services we benefit from every day. Get ready to make a splash in your classroom come fall!

Living Waters 2017
This month, Naperville girl scouts supported our super crayon project and diverted crayons from the landfill and the Westin Lombard and Elmhurst high school students reduce waste and support Guitars for Vets.
Maplebrook Scouts in Naperville collected 77lbs of crayons for SCARCE
Westin Hotel is saving their keycards for local students to upcycle.
York High School students are upcycling old gift cards and hotel keys into guitar picks for veterans organization.
Presented by SCARCE and DuPage County Stormwater Management
New legislation has made solar panels more affordable than ever! Find out how SCARCE can help your school take advantage of solar energy as an educational, environmental and money-saving tool.

The 1.88 MW solar array on the roof of Lake Park High School in Roselle.
Do you - or someone you know - deserve recognition for their innovative environmental project or teaching methods? Learn more and apply.
Groundwater is a natural resource that makes all life possible. Did you know that the amount of groundwater in the U.S. is 20-30 times that of all of our lakes, rivers and streams combined? A whopping 44% of people in the U.S. depend on it for drinking.

The Groundwater Foundation offers a scholarship for students pursuing a field of study related to groundwater. Learn more about the Len Assante Scholarship.
Help your students understand our most precious resource with this how-things-work style book that demonstrates how our water is cleaned and the importance of conservation. SCARCE has full classroom sets available for interested teachers. Get yours today!
If your students need service hours, share our upcoming recycling events! Help SCARCE collect items for reuse and recycling around the community. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
Celebrate Environmental Hero Jane Goodall
April 3rd
Jane Goodall celebrates her 84th birthday on April 3rd. Since her groundbreaking work studying apes she has become a powerful voice for our planet and all it's inhabitants. Inspire your students by sharing her story.
I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer
The Watcher by Jeanette Winter
Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall
Action for Healthy Grants has funds available to support physical activity and nutrition programs at your school.
Food scrap compost is an amazingly diverse natural fertilizer. Pre-order compost for pick up at SCARCE"s Growin' Green Garden Market on Saturday, May 11th.
Upcoming Eco-Events
Mar 1-10
Mar 10-16
Mar 21
Mar 22
Mar 27
Mar 29
Mar 30
April 2
April 8-9
April 10
April 15
April 16
April 16-22
April 22
Happy Earth Day!
April 26
April 28
Thank you to our February Volunteers!
-----Benedictine University - Lisle
-----Boy Scout Troop 75 - Naperville
-----College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn
-----eKiwanis of Greater Chicago
-----Glen Oaks Transition Program - Glen Ellyn
-----Glenbard East High School - Lombard
-----Glenbard West High School - Glen Ellyn
-----Glenbard South High School Key Club - Glen Ellyn
-----Hinsdale Central High School NHS
-----Hinsdale Neighbors and Newcomers
-----Islamic Foundation School - Villa Park
-----Lisle High School Ecology Club
-----Naperville Central High School
-----Northwestern Medicine - Wheaton
-----Providence Catholic High School - New Lenox
-----St. Mark's Catholic Church - Wheaton
-----York High School - Elmhurst
Downers Grove North students help sort and peel crayons for our super crayon project.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Our book rescue couldn't function without these amazing individuals that dedicate their time each week to sorting, stocking, and organizing.

Tip, Paul, Marilyn, Marcy, Jim, Susan, Bonnie, Cindy, John P., Greg, Jen, Maureen, Al, Andrea, Joyce, Karen, Gayle, Janice, Sharon, Glenn, Penny, Diane, Gregg, Nancy, and John G.

We can't thank them enough! If you see them when you visit, give them a high-five!
Book Rescue Hours
School-Year Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am-4:30pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Upcoming Special Dates
OPEN..........Spring Break M-F 9am-4:30pm noon on Good Friday 04/19
Helpful Links
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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, Liz Chaplin, Chair,
and the DuPage County Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.
Kay McKeen, founder & director
Laura Fanning, Lauren Favia, Heather Goudreau,
Carrie Horak, Kaitlyn Hornik, Bev Jaszczurowski,
Erin Kennedy, Jean Kent, & Rose Naseef
Environmental education programs are operated by SCARCE
( S chool & C ommunity A ssistance for R ecycling and C omposting E ducation)
This newsletter is part of the Teacher Training Program funded by DuPage County.
Our Professional Development Provider Number: 190000000000000
The mention of a specific product or company is not an endorsement by DuPage County's Environmental Education Program.