This week, Temple Terrace Public Works Deputy Director Ray LeBlanc and Sanitation Foreman Bert Clanton are going back to school.
They’ll visit Temple Terrace Elementary School during the Great American Teach-In Thursday to teach kids about recycling and Temple Terrace’s residential recycling program.
More than 350 professionals will be visiting schools throughout Hillsborough County during the annual Teach-In, according to the Hillsborough County school district. Volunteer speakers include active members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces; police, firefighters and paramedics; and animal trainers, attorneys, business professionals, chefs, elected officials, entrepreneurs, musicians, and school board members.
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The Teach-In is presented by SERVE, the volunteer arm of the school district, and brings professionals and hobbyists into local schools to demonstrate to children the benefits of getting a good education.
According to the school district, some of the professionals who will visit area schools include:
- Tiffani Barner and Myrna Martinez, ZUMBA
- Angela Oliver
- Sharon Graham, Music therapy
- Derek Stewart, Coach - Tampa Bay Rain
- Tampa Fire Department, Fire Safety - fire truck
- George Capdevila, Salsa Dance Instructor
- Kara Teresi, Feeding children
- David Samon, Fire safety
- Fred Olquin, Detectives & forensics
- Deborah Matusiak, Reptiles
- Robert Dawson, Auto Insurance Concepts
- Dina Zumbahlen, Kellogs
- Daniel Madock, Chiropractic
- Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson, Busch Gardens
- Tracy Decker, Nursing
- Betsy Edwards, Organs
Tampa Bay Tech
- Hank Kann, Graphing Calculator/Business Banking
- Teresa Poole, Medical Skills
- SFC Shawn Campbell, Diesel Motor Pool
- Companion Animal Hospital, Care of pets
- Forest Ranger/Firefighter, Firefighting
- Red Lobster, Running a restaurant
- USF Health, Health & fitness
- Moffitt Cancer Center, Healthy eating & smoking prevention
- Temple Terrace Police Department, K-9 presentation
At Temple Terrace Elementary, nearly 150 children in all grades will get to see a recycling truck in action, and then learn about all the household items that can be recycled, according to a press release from the City of Temple Terrace. The program will be presented in 15-minute intervals so students can get a close-up look.
Temple Terrace has one of the most successful residential recycling programs in the Tampa Bay area, LeBlanc said in the release. The city recycles more than 1,500 tons of material annually.
“We really do have a good recycling program,” he said. “Community involvement is the key. There’s a lot of community involvement, a lot of participation.”
Police Officers, Others Participate in Great American Teach-In (2011)