Thursday, October 11, 2007

October Field Trip

Here is Christy's information for us for our October Field Trip!

October 12th

We will be touring Lebanon’s water treatment plant and refuse authority. You will need to dress appropriately for the weather. You must wear close toed shoes.

Because they are both outside, we will need to reschedule if there is rain. You may want to warn your children of the smell at both places.

10:00-11:30 Water Treatment Plant

Directions from Annville:

Take 422 toward Lebanon. Turn Right on the road after Dairy Queen (Chestnut St.)

Then turn Right onto Ridgeview Rd.

Follow until you see signs for City of Lebanon Authority.


Carrie:

Take Oak St. to 22nd. Turn Left onto 22nd

Left onto Chestnut.

Left onto Ridgeview Rd.

Follow until you see signs for City of Lebanon Authority.


Resources-

For older children, the first part of the county’s water quality report has some good information.

http://dsf.pacounties.org/lebanoncity/lib/lebanoncity/2006_water_quality.pdf

For younger children, I have always liked this book from the Annville Library.

Do skyscrapers touch the sky? : First questions and answers about the city.

It has some simple descriptions of a city’s infrastructure.

I also included a second attachment to this email. It is of the history and flow of treated water through Lebanon County.

11:45-12:30 Lunch Coleman’s Park

Park-Pack a lunch. There are pavilions, but they are not very close to the playground. You may want to bring a blanket.

1:00-1:45 Lebanon Refuse Authority

Directions:

From Coleman’s Park-

72 North past Heisy’s Diner.

Take first left after Heisy’s

Follow Signs.

Resources-

Their web site has enough information to adequately prepare the children.

http://www.goglra.org/

Good information for older children.

http://www.goglra.org/more_info.htm#sanitary_landfill_liners

You may also want to talk about unacceptable items, and go over this list:

http://www.goglra.org/unacceptable.htm

There are a wealth of books on waste and recycling in the library. Logan and I are using a series called, “Sustainable World”. One book in the series, “Waste”, discusses global waste management and how it effects the future of our environment. I have it out of the Lebanon library right now. Let me know if you want to read it.

1 comment:

  1. I am SO bummed! Ben would absolutely love a trip to see garbage trucks--he loves them!! We won't be able to make it because we're going to Gettysburg in the afternoon (Michael has an opening at the college). BUMMER!! Hope you have fun!

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