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.
Students at Dutch Fork ES recently made and sold holiday ornaments to raise money to buy plants to improve air quality in their classrooms. Great Green Purchasing Project!
Primary students at Lake Carolina Elementary Lower Campus recycle in a BIG WAY!
Two second grade students did a great job representing Lake Carolina Elementary Lower School at the annual American Recycles Day RETHINK Contest with their upcycled owls.
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.
Students at St. John Neumann Catholic School made PomPoms from used plastic grocery bags for a recent celebration.
Two winning projects for the annual Midlands RETHINK contest came from these 6th-grade students from Longleaf Middle School. Projects were judged on the students’ research and presentation about local species of owls as well as the students’ upcycled projects of their chosen owl.
55 10th-12th grade students at Cardinal Newman HS are working to create and crochet plastic bag yarn into bedrolls from Columbia’s homeless. Team moderator, Lara Druffner, writes “This project serves two wonderful purposes: keeping reusable materials out of the landfills and giving a dry, lightweight and warm sleeping mat to those in need. Win/Win”
Congratulations to all the schools honored at our recent annual Midlands Green Step Award/Train/Update Session.
Pictured here are team leaders from Catawba ES, Meadow Glen ES and Harmony School.
Montessori students at Pontiac ES recently presented 4 bedrolls to the Midlands Operation Bedroll project. Students made the plarn (plastic bag yarn) then enlisted help to crochet the bedrolls. Way to go Pontiac Montessori!!