Leaders lead by doing! Here the principal of Mid Carolina HS sets an example for students and staff by taking a turn at carrying plastic bottles out for recycling.
Students at the Harmony School are creating and donating balls of plastic bag yarn which will be crocheted into bedrolls for unsheltered citizens in the Midlands.
Students at Wren ES are learning to separate inorganic waste from organic waste. The organic waste is diverted from the school waste stream by Atlas Organics to create compost that can be used on school grounds.
Students at the Barclay School are busy building habitats. Here students are constructing big bee houses. They are also building pens for school yard chickens and pot-belly pigs. These animals will be joining the Barclay School’s bunny who contributes the vital ingredients for their famous Bunny Brew (compost tea).
Green Steps Mentor, Nell Orscheln and her son Harry upcycled cereal boxes to make Valentine tags for his classmates.
3rd grade students at Caughman Road ES learn about composting from mentor, Samantha Yager.
Students at Pleasant Hill ES made a poster about their Arbor Day tree planting event. The poster shows students learning from guest speakers, planting trees with urban foresters and teaching others by singing about the importance of caring for the environment.
These students at Dutch Fork Elementary Academy of Environmental Sciences won their recent science fair with their project: “Deadly Polluters” Will brass bullets leave trace metals in water and soil?
Catawba Trail ES students feed uneaten baby carrots to classroom pets and reuse the bags to package beautiful remolded crayons that they make and sell.
AP Environmental Science students at D.W. Daniel High are partnering with Clemson University’s Foods Department and Clemson Extension to study Aquaponics in the classroom!
Students are raising Koi fish, basil and spinach plants in a mostly closed-loop system. The fish provide nutrients, the plants clean the water and the students are learning about foodborne illnesses, clean management of food production, and will even “taste-test” the produce in recipes in January 2018.
Thank you to Clemson University’s Kimberly Baker and Dr. Lance Beecher.