Earthlings, Jr. Earthlings, Master Recyclers Apprentice Course

LAKE COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT offers a variety of FREE summer learning camps. Students must have a Lake County, Indiana address OR attend school within Lake County. TO REGISTER:

Registration for Summer 2018 opens: Monday, April 23rd @ 8:00 a.m.

Call: (219) 853-2420 to speak to someone LIVE (no voicemail please!)

OR Register in person at the

Environmental Education Center
2405 Calumet Ave.
Hammond, Indiana 46320


MASTER RECYCLER APPRENTICE (Entering Grades 6th-12th)

June 25-June 29 (Monday-Friday)

9:30 a.m. until Noon

REQUIREMENT: Completion of Earthlings Program or teacher recommendation (letter required)

Class Limit: 20 students

MRA is an intensive study for those SUPER STEWARDS out there wanting to learn more about "zero waste", waste prevention, recycling, composting, and how to reduce our carbon footprint.

Plan to pack a zero-waste lunch each day. We'll be conducting a waste audit to see how much (or how little) and what type of waste we produce during this weeklong class!

Master Recyclers Apprentice Certification can be earned after completion of this course AND 10 hours of "payback hours" (service hours).



EARTHLINGS (Entering Grades 2nd – 5th)

July 16-July 20 (Monday-Friday)

9:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

Class Limit: 30 students

Sharpen your eco-knowledge and zero-waste skills as well as fine-tune your green expertise! "Earthlings" participate in a variety of hands-on activities with a focus on rethinking, reducing, repurposing and becoming environmental stewards! WARNING TO ADULTS: brush up on YOUR green skills at home because the history of this program has shown that THESE kids transform to become true champions for green...and they won't be afraid to show it!


JR. EARTHLINGS (Entering Grades Kindergarten & 1st)

July 24-July 27 (Tuesday-Friday)

9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Class Limit: 25 students

Celebrate zero-waste, reducing, reusing and recycling with the Green Team at the EEC! We'll play games, turn garbage into works of art and venture outdoors to gain an appreciation for our Earth! "Junior Earthlings" will empower your early learners as they discover the BEST ways KIDS can BE GREEN AND JOIN THE JOURNEY TO ZERO WASTE!



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