S.T.E.A.M. Fair Spotlight: SCARCE

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The Glen Ellyn Public Library is set to host the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Fair from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Saturday, March 8, featuring 18 interactive exhibits showcasing the latest innovations in science, technology, engineering, arts and math designed and operated by leading industry pioneers, including SCARCE.

SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) was started by Kay McKeen as SCRAP in 1990 to educate students about environmental issues. McKeen became inspired by discarded textbooks sitting in schools waiting to be thrown away. She initiated a “Book Rescue” to bring these discarded books to people who needed them.

Since then, SCARCE has won countless awards for environmentalism and continue to strive to “inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth’s natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities”.

SCARCE offers many workshops, activities and contests for all ages to participate in and learn how to make the world a better place. They award Earth Flags to other organizations that practice ecologically friendly habits and pass a Green Audit. The Glen Ellyn Public Library has earned this flag. It can be seen flying proudly outside the building.

Look for SCARCE’s booth during the S.T.E.A.M. fair to learn how to use your own kinetic energy on a bicycle to power a light bulb grid and to watch a recycled paper making workshop.

For more information about S.T.E.A.M. fair, please click here. 

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