Second-grade students at Dutch Fork Elementary made and taught their families and teachers how to make plarn (plastic bag yarn) at their Earth Day “Envirofest.” Students also learned from mentor, Jane Hiller, how their plarn can be crocheted into bedrolls for unsheltered citizens.
Students at Longleaf MS learn about water quality from mentor Chandra Cooper.
The Green Steps Team at Catawba Trail ES created an original “kid friendly” pole to fly their Air Quality Flags.
Green Steps mentor, Richenda Baston, teaches students at Midway Elementary School about the best classroom compost-buddies…red wigglers worms!
Students at Catawba Trail ES raise and release trout while learning about water quality and habitat.
Students at Meadow Glen MS check the EPA website every day and fly the appropriate Air Quality Flag to educate their school family. This is especially important during ozone season which begins April 1st.
The 2018 winner of PalmettoPride children’s book contest is 11-year-old Jayla Washington, a student at the Green Charter School of the Midlands. Her book, Louie Saves the Day, will be distributed to every elementary school in SC. Congratulations to Jayla!
Congratulations to David Kenga, lead teacher of St. John Neumann Catholic School’s Green Step team who was named “2017 Conservation Teacher of the Year” by the SC Association of Conservation Districts. Chanda Cooper of the Richland County Conservation Department mentors this Green Step School.