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BIG SHOUT-OUT TO ASHEVILLE GREENWORKS
FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF ECO-READERS!
We had a snack of strawberries and bananas while watching a short clip on the
Landfill Harmonic. Then we learned all about composting, made compost bins,
and dropped in our snack scraps. We'll see what has happened to those banana
peels and strawberry tops in a few weeks!
- Studied Red Wrigglers
- Made worm bins and fed the worms
- Read Winnie Finn Worm Farmer by Carol Brendler
- Studied seeds and seed pods
- Analyzed Compost Samples
- Made Seed Bombs!
We studied decomposition rates, made "Landfill Pizzas" and read Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter
We read Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel, learned that plastic bottles can be turned into t-shirts, and made our own recycled products by turning old bottle caps into ink samps (or tattoo stamps!).
We read Bag in the Wind, met the "Bag Monster," and learned about composting and recycling
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
and created picture collages from
We learned about composting toilets and made re-usable bags from old t-shirts.
We learned about the organisms found in healthy water sources.
We learned what pollution can do to the good organisms in our water.
Ms. Smith shared a true story that she and Ms. Horak wrote about the impact of chemical pollution on a boy and his family
You can see that boy's TEDx talk here:
FINAL WEEK 10:
We reviewed our semester of Eco-Readers, made journals to record how
to make the world a more beautiful place, examined the progress
of our compost that we made the first day, and offered up a big group hug
to Ms. Brown with Asheville Greenworks to thank her for being with us
PLEASE JOIN ECO-READERS
AND ASHEVILLE GREENWORKS IN MAKING
THE WORLD A MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE!