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Virtual Visit to Inverness Middle School Receives 32 Thank-Yous!

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on May 16, 2020

Inverness Middle School English Language Arts teacher, Amy Alford set up a Zoom interview for her students on April 16, in preparation for Earth Day April 18, 2020, with Michael Holst, Citrus County Solid Waste Landfill Program Supervisor, to discuss recycling and how important it is for the future of our environment.

Virtual Visit to Inverness Middle School Receives 32 Thank-Yous!

The video was so good she decided to share it with other teachers in the Citrus County School District and the thank-you messages came pouring in – thirty-two student thank you emails to be exact. Not to mention the follow-up questions!

“We were all blown away by the information Mr. Holst shared with the students about our community. I am proud that the students are expanding their awareness of the pollution and recycling problem that our world is facing,” said Rachel Albrecht, English Language Arts teacher at Inverness Middle School, one of the teachers Ms. Alford shared the video with. “I am hoping through ongoing education on the topic the students will be a generation that makes a positive change for our environment.”

“During the COVID-19 health emergency teachers are searching for educational content that can be shared virtually,” said Mr. Holst. “I saw this as an opportunity to connect and share important information about recycling.” Educational outreach is an important role for Mr. Holst, whose office is at the county landfill on FL44 Gulf-to-Lake Highway. Mr. Holst is also the landfill’s liaison to Lecanto High School’s student led “Culture of Clean” anti-littering marketing team.    

“My main take-away and goal is to follow Mr. Holst’s advice and reduce my personal plastic intake.” Said Ms. Albrecht.

For more information about programs at the landfill and recycling opportunities visit:

https://www.citrusbocc.com/departments/public_works/solid_waste_management/index.php

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