Irmo High School job training students planted kale and chard plants that started in coffee pods in their greenhouse. They made sure to carefully cut the bottom of cups before planting, and they also planted a variety of tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, yellow squash, and strawberry plants. Students are excited that the golden peppers and yellow squash are one of their school colors!
Parent, Richenda Batson, helps students learn about vermi composting at Midway ES.
The Leaphart ES faculty Green Step team
was all smiles at their spring mentor meeting.
Nancy Frick’s first-grade students at A .C. Moore ES are learning what it means “to be green.” Students are recycling, composting, and making projects with reused materials.
My puppet, Dumpy, and I had fun visiting this Green Steps classroom!
Students at White Knoll HS anxiously await eggs to hatch in their Bluebird Trail nesting boxes.
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.
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!