Rumpke joined the Brown County Solid Waste Authority, the Soil & Water Conservation District and Adams-Brown Recycling to host the fifth annual Green Camp this summer.
Green Camp was created to provide Brown County students the opportunity to learn more about protecting and preserving the environment.
Rumpke’s Corporate Communications Supervisor Molly Yeager gave the campers a tour of the landfill. Campers learned how a landfill is built and operated with an emphasis on protecting the environment.
Contact Rumpke for information about our landfill and recycling tours.
Campers enjoyed learning about the wildlife that lives in the wetlands and creeks on the landfill’s property.
Students also learned how to repurpose things they could not recycle. They used Styrofoam takeout boxes and turned them into stamps for creating block prints.
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Campers also visited the Adams-Brown Recycling Center and explored invertebrates in White Oak Creek to determine water quality.
“The campers had a great time exploring the world of nature while using the scientific method to conduct field studies. It’s the best kind of learning- hands-on – and fun,” said Rumpke Education Specialist Anne Gray.
At the end of the week, students graduated Green Camp with certificates of completion, were given backpacks full of items they could use to continue their explorations and celebrated with pizza.
Brown County fourth and fifth graders interested in attending the 2016 Green Camp should contact the Brown County Soil & Water Conservation District for details.
About the Author: Megan Chadwick is the summer 2015 corporate communications intern at Rumpke.