This was one of our best field trips last year - so interesting and with so many educational connections to continue to explore! Learn about Salem's major recycling sorting center, how they provide jobs in the community, why recycling is so incredibly important for our environment, and how to be a better recycler at home and at school (including what can NOT be recycled and why).
Everyone should wear closed-toed shoes and warm clothes because the warehouse is unheated.
Learn about the concepts of change and transformation, supply and demand, transportation, economics, some of the processes behind recycling, and the reasons we should recycle and who uses recycled products after they are transformed.
If you will NOT be driving your own child, please let me know ASAP at email@example.com so that we can get you the appropriate field trip transportation permission slip. Thanks!
Check out the below video about recycling to get kids ready for the tour.