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APES class gets real-world lessons on environmental waste

Tyler Holmes, Staff Writer

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On Wednesday, the AP Environmental Science classes spent the whole day going around town learning about how companies of Northern Colorado take care of the environment.

The class’ first stop in the morning was at the Northern Colorado Waste disposal center, where the class took a full tour around the center. The students learned many things. Throughout the tour, the students learned about the process that the company takes to clean out the waste.

In this process, they separate the solids from the liquids. They then proceed to clean the liquids and after this process is over the company, proceeds to check the water with UV light to make sure all the “bad” particles are gone. After that long tedious process, they send the leftover water into the Poudre.

Junior Andre Brown stated, “I thought it was cool that the company found a way to send the water back into the river without hurting the animals in the river.”

After a group lunch, the class headed to the landfill. While they were there, the students learned about new ways on how to recycle and treat the environment better.

“It was a fun day. When you get to see, the things you learn about in class applied to the real world it kinda makes you realize that this class has a real purpose,” Brown said.

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