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Students Learn About Bioheat

Students Learn About Bioheat

November 19, 2014 - Bantam Home & Energy has teamed up with the Litchfield Community Center to offer an after-school program for students in grades 4 – 6. Meeting every Thursday this fall, the students are learning about the environment while exploring local outdoor areas.

The “Trail Mixers” recently visited the back “yard” at Bantam Home & Energy, where they learned how heating oil and propane is transferred from the company’s storage tanks (128,000 capacity!) into the trucks that deliver to homes throughout Litchfield County. Company president Peter Aziz led the tour and explained how heating oil is now also referred to as Bioheat - because it includes locally grown renewable ingredients such as corn and soybeans.

Eleven children from Litchfield and Morris are participating in the Trail Mixers program, led by Dan Gagne, Assistant Program and Activities Coordinator at the Litchfield Community Center. In addition to their visit to Bantam Home & Energy, the kids have been spending time outdoors building forts, going on scavenger hunts, and hiking at Topsmead and White Memorial.

Learn more about Litchfield Community Center after school programs.

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