Ecology Club

School Address: 
16700 W. 159th
Olathe, KS 66062
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Contact Name: 
Martha Nowak
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(913) 780-7240
(913) 780-7249
School Name: 
Chisholm Trail Junior High School
School District Name and Number: 
Olathe District Schools - USD 233
How are you incorporating your environmental projects into your school's curriculum?: 
Students learn that reduction, reuse and recycling are viable options at our school. Recycling bins will be manned by the students, and they will encourage other students to use them for recycling plastic, aluminum and paper. The outdoor study/reflection area will have benches and tire mulch, with a dedication plaque that declares the benches and mulch as examples of post-consumer products. Students will see recycling at its beginning and its end, learning about the other steps, and minimizing environmental trade-offs, through the curriculum.
The Ecology club has been working with the City of Olathe to collect aluminum and plastic for the past two school years, using decorated cardboard boxes for weekly collections. We were featured in the technology section of the October 2008 issue of KNEA magazine.