Edith L. Frierson Partial Montessori's
2019-2020 Green Steps Initiatives
Edith L. Frierson Partial Montessori is pleased to have taken part in the South Carolina Green Steps Program this 2019-2020 school year. The Green Steps Program is an "environmental education initiative," which "encourages individual schools to take annual steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible" by "establishing sustainability projects where students learn, do, and teacher others" about environmental conservation, protection, and restoration (Green Steps, 2020).
This school year, working under the mentorship of Dr. Linda Geronilla, students, parents, and staff learned about, took part in activities related to, and taught others about:
- How to conserve resources by a) growing and creating our own Luffa sponges and b) reducing our waste through food-share fridges;
- How to restore the environment by a) renewing the balance of our garden beds' soil through food stuff, wood chips, and cardboard composting and b) introducing Red Wigglers from our Vermi-Bin Compost to the soil in our school's garden beds; and
- How to protect the environment by a) leading a "clean air patroll" initiative to cut down on car-idling, and b) learning about the importance of pupa to the food chain and creating a pupa conservation site.
We invite you to take a closer look at the work that we accomplished this year via our first Edith L. Frierson Partial Montessori Green Steps Newsletter and our movie teaching others how composting and Red Wiggler worms restore our environment's well-being.
For more information on the Green Steps School organization, please visit their website. To sign up as an ELF Green Steps volunteer, please email Lara_Russell@Charleston.k12.sc.us or Linda Geronilla, firstname.lastname@example.org.