Thursday, May 6, 2010

Area Students Learn the 4R's

Area second, third, and fourth graders from northwest Missouri descended on Northwest Missouri State University on Tuesday, May 4th for a fun-filled, interactive program that focused on recycling and protecting the environment. Students were able to take campus tours and learn more about the university’s sustainability initiatives at the Pellet and Power Plant, as well as explore the state’s officially recognized arboretum at Northwest.

The highlight of the day came with a program at the Ron Houston Center for Performing Arts by Mr. Richard Renner, the “goofy garbage man” from Lawrence, Kansas. Students learned that they can help the environment through Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Re-buying goods with a grin and a giggle.

Schools participating in the event were West Nodaway, North Nodaway, Rock Port, Jefferson, Stanberry, Tarkio, South Holt, Maryville Eugene Field, St. Gregory’s, and Horace Mann.

The Northwest Missouri Regional Solid Waste Management District sponsored the event with assistance from Northwest Missouri State University Environmental Services Department in providing tours. Funding was provided by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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