Sixth-grade students at Green Charter School of the Midlands researched how to build compost bins out of wooden pallets. After researching, they drew up a plan to create their own compost bin using wooden pallets they received for free. The students worked together to secure the pallets to a fence and then added more pallets as walls to complete the compost bin.
Dutch Fork ES recently hosted a workshop for district teachers to make pizza box looms. Students will soon be weaving plarn (plastic bag yarn) made from used grocery bags into 16” mats that can be made into a variety of fun and useful projects.
Dear Green Step Schools,
Please take time THIS WEEK to schedule a spring meeting with your team and your mentors prior to April 30.
Mentors will want to see:
-an update on the “Learn-Do-Teach Others” aspects of the projects they are mentoring
-pictures and captions of your projects posted on your school Green Steps website or on our Green Steps Blog
Mentor reports are due to me May 15th.
*Note to mentors please not report “superlative nominations” until I ask for those after May 15th.
Can’t wait to read all about your progress!
Students at the Green Charter School of the Midlands are busy making creative projects during their “Cardboard Challenge” Reuse project.
A.C. Moore Elementary students searched for natural items on their schoolyard and glued what was found to frames they cut from cereal boxes. Students then glued magnets to the frames so the projects can cling to their family refrigerators. What a fun way to teach others that reusing can be beautiful!
A.C. Moore Green Club members with the help of Sustainable Carolina students picked up neighborhood litter, cleaned around storm drains and educated others by writing chalk messages on school sidewalks.
Peter Lauzon received the SC Secondary Conservation Teacher of the Year Award from the SC Association of Conservation Districts. Lauzon was recognized for creating conservation opportunities for his students at Irmo High School International School for the Arts and his effort in conservation.
Job Training students at Irmo High School have planted nine blueberry bushes with the help of Green Steps mentor, Linda Byars. The fruit will be used in the Stinger Deli where they are learning from teacher, Joyce Moran, to prepare delicious foods to serve at school events.
JB Edwards ES has been selected as a pilot school for cafeteria plates made from sugar cane. Students and staff will send the compostable plates along with their other organic waste to be processed at Charleston County’s Bees Ferry commercial compost facility
Students learn from Tameria Warren how to weave plastic bags on a pizza box loom during STEAM night at Gadsden ES.