Greater Peoria Sanitary District (Activity Level 3)
Monday, June 8
8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Greater Peoria Sanitary and Sewage District (GPSD) is a special governmental unit organized in 1927 to treat sewage before it is discharged into the Illnois River. During our visit, we'll learn how wastewater is collected and treated in the 650 miles of pipes, find out how the plant treats an average of 25 million gallons annually, and take a look at how the laboratory monitors the treatment process in order to meet the federal requirements.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation
D-Day at the Putnam (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, June 11
9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
The Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa, is partnering with the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, the U. S. Army's second oldest museum, to create an exhibit combining pieces from both collections. During our visit to the Putnam, we'll learn about the early history of the Rock Island Arsenal, the Black Hawk War, Colonel Davenport, Dred Scott, and more, with artifacts from the Putnam collection to help tell the story. We'll have lunch on the Putnam's newly renovated Theater Balcony, featuring All-American, homestyle cooking. After lunch, we will view D-DAY (3D): Normandy 1944 on the museum's National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. The film, narrated by Tom Brokaw, uses a combination of live action and animation to tell the story of this turning point in world history and pays tribute to those who gave their lives to freedom.
$85 - includes museum admissions, presentations, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation
Linden Hill Farms (Activity Level 2)
Friday, June 12
8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Linden Hill Farms is a fourth-gneration working dairy farm in Peoria County. During our visit, owner Miriam Rosenbohm will discuss the procurement of feed for livestock and explain some of the difficulties facing dairy farmers today. We'll also have the opportunity to see the milking and feeding process of animals on the farm.
$27 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour fees and shuttle transportation
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