Students at Dent Middle School learned about soil with Green Steps mentor, Karen Jackson, testing infiltration rates and estimating the percent of sand, silt, and clay before building their new rain garden.
Green Steps educator, Barbara Wagner, recently reached far beyond Anderson County when her mission team traveled to Guatemala. The small boy in the front is thrilled with his family’s new house and his “Go Green” reusable bag. Barbara was excited to see recycling posters in some nearby villages and a school mural made from bottle caps. She said, “It was great seeing “green” efforts even in this third world country.”
Harmony School won the Group Project Award fro the Midlands 2018 RETHINK Contest. Students made life-size models of four local species of owls and shared detailed research about each one. In addition, their teacher Jennifer Mancke, entertained us all with a Native American tale about why owls are nocturnal.
Barclay School Students taught others by writing articles for their newsletter about their fall garden project. Here are two excerpts:
Jack wrote, “Before Fall Break, the students dug the dirt and removed weeds from the garden. Then teachers got some more mulch and ten flowers. The flowers are called mums and Elephant Ears. I really enjoy having a beautiful garden at the Barclay School.”
Claire wrote, “The Mimosa Garden Club visited us to see how our garden was doing. The ladies were very kind and gave us a huge donation for our plants and other needs. We thank the Mimosa Garden Club.”