The first and second grade classes welcomed Recycle Rhonda from CSWD (Chittenden Solid Waste District) to share her Compost Critters program on Thursday, September 6, 2018. This program teaches children about the importance of composting. Students were able to dig into the cyclical journey of lunchtime leftovers from the compost bucket to nutrient rich soil and back to the food on their plate. This program incorporates biology, local issues, and a whole lot of fun into discovering who is doing the composting, what is compostable and why it is important to collect food scraps for composting.
Students are now filling classroom compost pails, which are emptied into the school-wide bin. This bin is eventually transported to the Green Mountain Compost site on Redmond Road in Williston where it’s turned into nutrient-rich soil, that nourishes lawns and gardens across New England. The students said it was so much fun getting their hands dirty!
Thank you, Ms. Lee, for arranging this informative visit from our friends at CSWD.