DFHS ROTC students volunteered at the Irmo Branch
Library Habitat Garden for the second year in a row.
Dutch Fork High School has its Earth Club up and running again this school year. (Earth Club is featured from 0:35 – 3:30)
Students and volunteers at AC Moore Elementary School recently installed a Carolina Fence Garden on the school campus. The Carolina Fence Garden helps students learn about SC’s state symbols and provides a unique, attractive habitat for birds, insects, and other wildlife. Funding for the Fence Garden was provided by the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District through a Conservation Education Mini-Grant. Technical assistance for the project was provided by Jay Keck of the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.
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!
Richland County Green Step Mentors are thrilled with their personalized upcycled “brief-cases” from the H.E. Corley ES Green Step Team!
Kudos to H. E. Corley ES’s art teacher, Khaldoune Bencheikh, for organizing this fantastic “Natural Community Art Project” for District Five Families at the Irmo International Festival in April.