Students Look Into Trash

November 27, 1991

MOUNT AIRY — Donna McKenzie and the fourth-grade class at Mount Airy Elementary are participating in the National Geographic Kids Network's "Too Much Trash" program through Dec. 13.

Students are investigating "trash information," such as recycling, how much is thrown away each day andthe weight of trash. Information will be shared with a research teamthat includes 12 U.S. classes, one in Canada and one in the Netherlands.

A unit scientist will gather the information from the teams and send results back to the school through telecommunications.

In other school news:

* The Traveling Computer Lab is visiting New Windsor Middle through Dec. 17 to give each student six days of computer instruction.

* Dave Flora and the Ecology Club at Northwest Middle planted trees and flowering shrubs donated by the PTA and local businesses on the school grounds in October and November to attract birds.

* Members of the Manchester Elementary student council are servingthe school and community by serving as hall monitors during bus dismissal and collecting "Pennies for the Poor" through the year to give to a homeless shelter.

More than $60 was raised during the first few weeks.

* Kindergartners at Carrolltowne Elementary will have a Thanksgiving festival today.

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