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Posted on: May 13, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Friday The Thirteenth Could Be A Student’s Lucky Day

3R Ambassadors

Middle school students can still apply for the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s 3R Ambassador day camp, and a lucky few will be chosen to engage in hands-on activities and labs to learn all about their environment June 20-24 in West Palm Beach.

This Reduce, Reuse and Recycle adventure into the world of trash will give students behind-the-scenes access, allowing them to explore:

  • a home chemical and recycling center that collects hazardous materials
  • a landfill and its planet-protecting construction
  • the Recovered Materials Processing Facility, where recyclables are sorted and processed for market
  • Renewable Energy Facility 2, where trash is turned into electricity
  • a transfer station, where garbage and recyclables are moved from small curbside trucks to larger tractor trailers
  • the SWA Greenway Trail System and its wild inhabitants
  • community partners, such as Resource Depot, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, and Grassy Waters Preserve

The cost to participate in the program is an old electronic device, which will be recycled. Applications are due May 20.

Students interested in the program must have:

  • Completed grades 6, 7 or 8
  • 3.0 GPA (transcript from school)
  • Membership in a school club (Environmental, SECME, Garden, etc.) and a letter from its sponsor
  • Science teacher's recommendation in the form of a letter

Visit, call 561-640-8949 or email for more information.

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