Fifth-grade students and their teachers enjoyed an in-school field trip to learn about reducing, reusing, recycling composting and how recycling is sorted at their local MRF (Material Recovery Facility). They also learned how run-off pollution impacts their local watershed. Guest speakers included Janice Allen, Jane Hiller, and Chanda Cooper.
Students, faculty, and parents at Caughman Road Elementary School are excited about their 2018 spring harvest and their new raised vegetable beds ready for fall planting.
“6th-grade students at the new Midlands Arts Conservatory are cutting unwanted plastic bags to make plarn (plastic bag yarn) with Artist in Residence, Flavia Lovatelli.”
Green Steps Mentor, Chenille Williams, helped Heathwood Hall students paint storm drains to remind everyone to keep everything but rain out of storm drains.
Second-grade students at Dutch Fork Elementary made and taught their families and teachers how to make plarn (plastic bag yarn) at their Earth Day “Envirofest.” Students also learned from mentor, Jane Hiller, how their plarn can be crocheted into bedrolls for unsheltered citizens.
Students at Longleaf MS learn about water quality from mentor Chandra Cooper.
The Green Steps Team at Catawba Trail ES created an original “kid friendly” pole to fly their Air Quality Flags.