Reisman Environmental Education Center
To Spaceship Earth"
state-of-the-art "Journey to Spaceship Earth"
Education Center is based upon a futuristic theme
to capture the interest of visitors to the center.
Imagine yourself as an intergalactic researcher
from the planet Argon, a planet doomed from the
lack of knowledge about environmental issues pertaining
to recycling and solid waste management. Your
mission: Board a spaceship destined for planet
Earth to gather information about recycling, reusing,
reducing, composting and care of hazardous waste
from the earthlings. This information must be
brought back to your home planet Argon to assure
the sustainability of your planet.
6-foot interactive "Recycling Robot" resides at
the education center and travels the County educating
residents about Rockland's solid waste management
programs. Kids and adults alike can talk to the
robot about recycling and caring for our environment.
the spaceship are seven interactive exhibits geared
towards reinforcing the many ways an individual
can help protect our environment. See a comparison
of waste generation vs. reduction from two Rockland
households in our "Tower of Trash" exhibit, and
pedal to create the energy needed to recycle a
can on our "Alumina Power Machine."
either side of the center are murals depicting
the theme of the Education Center. One mural shows
the Argonians journey from planet Argon to planet
Earth, in hopes of solving their solid waste problems.
The other mural identifies wildlife in the Torne
Valley Region, which is where the Education Center
our display of recycled robots made by students
from around RocklandCounty. These robots are part
of a Recycled Art Contest that the Authority hosts.
After their trip, visitors may be inspired to
make their own robots out of reused or recycled
is a collection of photographs in the amphitheater
that show parts of the Ramapo River Watershed,
located in Rockland County. The collection, photographed
by Richard Raderman, illustrates the beauty of
the watershed and the importance of protecting
Sheridan, Assistant Educator - 845-753-2200 ext.34.,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to schedule a group tour.