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Age-old lessons still true today

April 18, 2014

Bonnie Wurst, Educational Consultant for the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District, holds up paper and cardboard to show students that these items can be recycled at a presentation to second-graders in Abby Kuck and Nikki Sutton’s classes at Wapakoneta Elementary School on Wednesday. (Staff photo/John Bush)

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

We’ve all heard these words throughout our lives, especially in the classroom. This theme is still being used today to teach children the importance of protecting our natural resources, as evidenced  at Wapakoneta Elementary School on Wednesday.

Bonnie Wurst, Educational Consultant for the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District, has spent the past seven years going to all six school districts in Auglaize County, talking to children about the importance of recycling.

On Wednesday, she stopped by WES to speak with second-graders in Abby Kuck and Nikki Sutton’s classes, bringing with her the knowledge she’s gained from her years on the job.

“I’ve always been about taking care of our Earth, and recycling is a simple way to do it,” Wurst said. “We will run out of natural resources someday, so we need to take care of them as much as we can right now.”

For a complete story, see the Saturday, April 19, 2014, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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