awaiting a date from district administration to formally present this work at a school-board meeting later this year. 21 interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have also committed to participation in the Middlesex Elementary Environmental Service Learning Club after school. As though the above isn’t enough, we have our own website to house lesson resources and information for interested readers about topics related to the importance and benefits of children in nature, Project-Based Service Learning, Leave No Trace, AT Seasons, and the history of our trail. Whoa! This just got serious! J
This is a picture of our 3 stage compost bin built from recycled materials. It was one of our goals to allow students to participate in the soil cycle as well as waste reduction by collecting specified food scraps after lunch and add it to Stage 1 of the bin. As part of the club, students would learn about the science and benefits of composting, returning the created soil to apple trees that would provide them with food to bring back into the cafeteria.