Fourth and fifth grade students from in San Mateo were the first to partake in a new free tour program at RethinkWaste's Shoreway Environmental Center last week.
The students, who toured the center on Jan. 10 wearing yellow vests and hard hats, kicked off their tour with a lesson about the 4Rs and the Shoreway Environmental Center from RethinkWaste Environmental Education Coordinator Faustina Mututa.
They then took notes on resource conservation and the CartSMART residential Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection program, according to the center.
Baywood Elementary students then listened to “Recyclist,” RethinkWaste’s talking robot completely made from recycled materials, talk about the CartSMART residential Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection services.
They also read “Did You Know” fun facts about the environment and the Shoreway Facility in the Environmental Education Center hallway.