Welcome to my 2014 Ecology & Environment Day at Har-Ber Village Part 4. You can find Part 3 HERE.
We experienced more Recycling ideas to help our environment at Har-Ber Village Museum In Grove, Okla., during their second annual Ecology and Environment Day. In this last post about this fun and educational event, I will try to sum up the exciting things we have seen.
We stopped by the paper recycling exhibit that Har-Ber Village volunteers set up. Here you can see that making paper was a big hit. Shaela made her own and it was simple and quick. We are going to make it into a picture frame later. Take a look…
Amelia Chamberlain, Executive Director, has been with Har-Ber Village for about 2 and a half years. She came here from Maine where she operated a village similar to this one. Amelia has implemented many new programs since her arrival.
“I guess to start with, we wanted to make everything more organized so as people went through, we had various themes. When you are looking at the woodworking tools theme, you know you are looking at that not kitchen stuff.. If you are looking at dolls, you know it is all dolls. Themes has made it easier for people to go through.” Amelia said.
She added, ” Then we have a wonderful new map that organizes themes, so people can look at the map and say I want to go see this and this. They don’t have to go through the village chronologically. We have some great events all year and try to make it fun and educational.”
We next visited with Sadie Jenkins, from Bernice Sanitation. who was showing how to use plastic recyclables and treat them in a way that make them look like glass. She had several young people making things like flowers and ornaments. Each little piece of art is made from a bottle. She also told us about how they will be starting a recycling facility in Grove soon. Sadie is also a cancer survivor and quite remarkable young woman.
Yes, I will be following up with her at a later date to find out more about this glass look process she is doing.
Amelia Chamberlain, the wonderful workers and volunteers all deserve a big pat on the back for all their organizing and hard work to make this event a reality.
I give it my 5 star rating!
I have been to Har-Ber Village about 4 times in the last year or so. Let me just share with you some of the sights we have seen…
Each visit to this wonderful place is fun and exciting.
You will always find something new!
Har-Ber Village Museum
4404 West 20th Street
Grove, OK 74344