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Meadow Glen Elementary  shoe collection campaign for Keep the Midlands Beautiful this year and some of our GREEN TEAM RECYCLERS

While our team worked hard to promote collection, they were disappointed in only collecting 99 pairs of shoes. I reminded them that:
– that was 198 shoes that didn’t go into the landfill and
– they should focus on how to increase the number for next year. (They decided that next year, month’s in advance, they will begin using  advertising teasers promoting the upcoming shoe drive.)
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Cardboard egg cartons worked very well as pea seed starters, when placed into a saucer like container with about 1/8 inch of water. (More water = too soggy, no water= not soft enough to decompose when transplanted placed into soil, so those received pencil poked holes. My best guess is we have planted over 300 pea seeds.peas planted in egg carton pots20160323_114726


Calendar of Events/Deadlines

Free Calendars! In honor of  the International Year of Soils, schools can order free 2016 calendars/soil planners which highlight the importance of soil and the role it plays in our every day lives. Learn about soils around the world and celebrate Healthy Soils for Healthy Lives! Order one for every family at your school if you like! free calendars


June 2016

Project Learning Tree (PLT). This workshop will take place June 7th at the Museum of York County. $30 includes lunch and 6 hours of certified renewal credits. To register call 803.684.3137.

Butterfly Adventure at Roper Mountain Science Center. This will take place from June 11-July 9th from 9:00am to 2:00pm Monday through Saturday. For more information see flyer.

EEASC 2016 Conference. This will take place Tuesday, June 14th from 9am to 4pm. Pre-Conference Activities will be held Monday, June 13th from 5:15pm  to 8:30pm.  This will all take place at Congaree National Park. Please click here for more details and how to register.

Pond Management 101. This is an in depth overview of the basics of recreational pond management.  This will take place on June 15th from 6:00-9:00 at Sandhill Recreation.  Please see flyer for more details.

SC Sustainable Forestry Teachers’ Tour. Join us for an informative and  fascinating look at SC Forestry. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn. June 14-16 at Harbison State Foest Environmental Education Center in Columbia and June  20-23 in Newberry, SC. Contact Guy Sabin at 803-798-4170 or email

Take Action Today Workshop and Green Steps Award Presentations. June 23rd in Columbia. Register today!

June 23, 2016. ACE Basin (Charleston/Edisto County Area): Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) takes focus in climate exploration to bring local and national data into your classroom. Click here to apply. Please direct additional questions to

July 2016

American Horticultural Society’s National Children & Youth Garden Symposium. To be held in Columbia July 14-16. Proposals for this project are due December 2, 2015. Please click here for more information. Also if you are interested in this project and would like to work with someone please let Jane Hiller know and she can help find someone to help.

July 25-29.  In Georgetown, SC: TOTE Salt Marsh Steam Workshop Utilizes an all-encompassing approach to capture the science of the salt marsh through art and literature. Please see flyer for more details.

August 2016

Rising Tides and Changing Times. Explore past, present and future impacts of climate change at the South Carolina Aquarium August 3 and 4. This workshop for formal and informal educators will provide a close look at the challenges of raising seas on the eastern coasts. See Flyer for more information and to reserve your spot.



WasteLab is Coming! Launching in the Fall of 2015. Developed by Greater Greenville Sanitation. WasteLab will be a repurposed, 32-foot long trailer designed to educate students (K-8), and the public, about environmental impacts of solid waste, and the importance of landfill and natural resource conservation. For more information, and/or to find out how your organization can be a part of WasteLab contact us via email or 864-371-6151.


CHECK OUT ‘MY GREEN APPS’ – your destination for over 100 apps to help you understand and protect the environment. Click here to visit the US EPA My Green Apps site!

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Seaside Elementary, is one of six Horry County Schools with a new Commercial Compost Program

with SMART Recycling. Lunch room “left-overs” are now separated into recycling, compost and landfill trash.

Ocean Bay Middle School, a certified SC Green Step School, is also participating.

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