Students in Mrs. Frick’s first grade class at AC Moore Elementary School learned about weathering and soil erosion by conducting an experiment using chocolate chip cookies. Students used q-tips, toothpicks, and water to “weather” and “erode” crumbs from the cookies. What a delicious demonstration! Then, students created vermicompost in a classroom bin to learn more about one way of restoring soil to good health. Finally, students created posters illustrating the principles of healthy soil for the “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper” poster contest sponsored by the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District. These posters are being used to educate the community about the importance of healthy soil!
Green Step Teacher at J.B Edwards ES, Nancy Platt, has been selected as a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators winner by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Education.
Dutch Fork HS Job Skills students made and donated eight finished bedrolls to Operation Bedroll for Columbia’s chronically homeless population. Each bedroll requires about 700 plastic grocery bags and 80 hours of labor (40 hours to make the plastic bag yarn and 40 hours to crochet.) Now these students are learning to weave plastic bags on pizza box looms.