The Arturo Velasquez Institute (AVI) is the satellite campus of Richard J. Daley College, a community college serving the Chicago metro area with a variety of associate degree programs. The greenhouse at Arturo Velasquez Institute is more than just an extension of learning at Daley College, it's a gardening resource for the entire Chicago community. Whether…

Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP) is the largest wastewater treatment facility in the world. Serving over 2.3 million people in a 260 square mile area including the central part of Chicago and 46 suburban communities the WRP is home to nearly 400 employees, who oversee the treatment of enough water to fill  two Olympic size…

Branson is a city located in the Ozark mountains of Missouri.  For many in the Midwest, it's a popular tourist destination known for many musical performances including Dolly Pardon's Dixie Stampede. Other local attractions include Hollywood Wax Museum, Silver Dollar City, Mount Pleasant Winery, Cave Tours, National Tiger Sanctuary and much more. The community was named…

In the Southwest corner of Missouri is the little town of Mt Vernon. Mt Vernon is home to a little more than 4500 people, it's the county seat and it's near the Old Spanish Fort Archeological site.  And every year, the residents of this little town have an Apple Butter Makin' festival. Mt Vernon is also…

Clean drinking water is no small task.  At the Sioux Falls SD Water Purification Plant a staff of 35 work year round making sure that the greater metro area has plenty of clean water.  Each day they are purifying between 16 million and 45 million gallons of water, depending on the time of year.  It's…

The Itawamba Community College (ICC) was organized in July 1963.  The college met in random vacant buildings and shops offered by businesses in Tupelo MS for the first 3 years.  By 1966, the school was able to locate in a 65,000 sq foot building.  This was just the start for the area college, then known…