Earth Force teachers commit to medicine disposal project

Teachers from the Calumet region recently attended an Earth Force Watershed Workshop to learn about the issue of proper disposal of medicines as part of a Calumet Environmental Education Program at the Field Museum. In her presentation, IISG Education Specialist Terri Hallesy discussed two recently published curricula, Sensible Disposal of Unwanted Medicines 4-H Guide and The Medicine Chest.

The workshop focused on leading teachers through the Earth Force six-step process, which incorporates democratic decision-making, to develop a community action project around the topic of watersheds. Teachers voted and selected to design a project on the issue of pharmaceutical contamination in our waters.

This project is funded by the U.S. EPA through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.