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September 2019
Volume: 30 Issue: 2
Sat, Sept 14th, 1-3pm
Join us for an afternoon of monarch butterflies! Learn about the butterfly life cycle with hands-on activities you can use in the classroom. Weather permitting, we will tag and release live wild monarchs.

SCARCE recently hosted a wheelchair giveaway with our bread tag recycling partner organization, Danielle Cares for Chairs. What an amazing project and so simple to participate! Your school can help kids in need get mobility equipment simply by collecting plastic bread tags and bringing them to SCARCE for recycling. Download collection signs here.

An easy project for any school!
Register Sept 1-Oct 15th
The Campus Rainworks Challenge is a green infrastructure design competition for college students that seeks to engage the next generation of environmental professionals. First place in each category wins $5,000 for their team and faculty sponsor.
Looking for an activity to enhance your lessons on water or human environmental impact? Become an expert on the watershed model - a fun, hands-on teaching tool - and gain access to our collection of models for your use.

Schedule a water pollution workshop for your school or district and we'll bring the training to you. You'll be ready to make a splash in the classroom!

Contact to schedule.
Oct 3rd, 4:30-6:30pm
Get ready for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with this workshop chock-full of hands-on eco-activities to celebrate each month leading up to April 22nd, 2020. LOTS of free resources to get you off and running!
Host approvals due Oct 3rd
The Pumpkin Smash is fast approaching - are you ready? Host, run a mobile collection, or volunteer at a site near you. Whatever way you get your students involved, you'll be helping green Halloween. Get all you need to know here.
Book Rescue Reminder:
For their safety, children only allowed for pre-scheduled programs
Please don't bring children when coming to look for books or supplies. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but safety must come first. Thank you for understanding!
Stock your school maker station with upcycled and re-purposed items from SCARCE! We've got wheels, spools, string, bobbles and doodads. The only limit is your creativity! Come on by!
Submission Deadline Jan 5th, 2020
Students in grades 3 through college are invited to submit a video for the Young Filmmakers Contest. Winning films receive cash awards and will be premiere at the Gene Siskel Center during the One Earth Film Fest in March 2020.
Combine art and the environment! Anyone ages 10+ is invited to submit a design. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week May 3-9, 2020 and receive a $500 prize.
This mobile app from the NOAA brings earth science to life in the palm of your hand with visually stunning movies shown on a virtual globe and data visualizations.
Did you know we have a podcast? In our latest episode, we discuss permaculture gardening with former middle school science teacher, Dr. Michael Knapp.
Upcoming Eco-Events
Sept 14
Sept 18
Sept 21
Oct 3
Oct 3
Thank you to our August Volunteers!

----- Benedictine University - Lisle
----- Benet Academy - Lisle
----- Boy Scout Troop 202 - Lombard
----- Geneva High School JV Dance Team
----- Glen Oaks Transition Program - Glen Ellyn
----- Islamic Foundation School - Villa Park
----- Kimley-Horn Associates, Inc - Lisle
----- North Central College - Naperville
----- St. Francis High School - Wheaton
----- Waubonsie Valley High School - Aurora
----- Wheaton North High School
----- Wheaton- Warrenville South High School Key Club
----- Wheaton-Warrenville South High School National Honor Society
Geneva High School JV Dance Team making super crayons.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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

If you see them when you visit, give them a high-five!
Al - Andrea - Bonnie - Cindy - Davina - Diane - Denny - Gary - Gayle - Glenn - Greg - Gregg - Jane - Janice - Jen - Jill - Jim - John P. - John G. - Joyce - Karen - Kath - Kathy - Linda - Marcy - Marilyn - Mary Lynn - Maureen - Nancy - Penny - Sharon - Susan - Tip
School-Year Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am-4:30pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Upcoming Special Dates
OPEN.......Columbus Day Mon, Oct 14th
Helpful Links
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This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded in part by the DPC Board, Daniel Cronin, Chairman,
the DPC Environmental Committee, Liz Chaplin, Chair, and the DPC 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.