Saturday, April 25, 2009

What A Dump!

No really, it was! Brady's kindergarten class went on a field trip to the county landfill on Thursday. Picture this: 1 Yellow School Bus, 54 Kindergartners, 3 teachers, 11 (give or take a few) adult chaperons and several younger siblings riding to the top of the 300' pile of garbage! Once we got to the top of the stack, our Landfill Tour Guide went on and on over the "breathtaking view"! I admit, when you're higher than the city it is quite impressive to be able look out and see the many lakes and cityscape below, however, the realization that you're on top of a pile of waste never fully leaves your mind to allow for the appreciation to set in. The bus then drove all of us back down the stack o'garbage (which happens to be one of the older stacks that is completed) to the current dumping area. We got to see many garbage trucks, roll-out dumpster and bull dozers. After that, we got to go to the recycling center where the kids got to see how they sort all the different types of materials to be recycled. They got to watch a movie about recycling and even got a little souvenir. I have to admit, it was quite an interesting field trip and one that the kids really enjoyed. I, of course, forgot my camera so I have no pictures from the field trip. All in all, I give this field trip a B+.


Anonymous said...

And hopefully you got to eat lunch someplace nicer smelling ;) Your story sounds like a Magic School Bus story with the Frizz! HA


Owl of the Desert said...

Sounds like a great trip! I bet the kids were fascinated with everything.