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.
Barclay School students are busy using pallets to build a pig shelter, setting up a rain barrel, planting strawberries and tending their butterfly garden.
Students at Wren ES had fun using envelopes and bottle caps to make travel tic-tac-toe games. In the process, students practiced measuring skills.
At a recent STEM celebration, Gadsden Elementary students reused materials to models of famous African American inventions. Adults learned from the students’ work.
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).