Restore: Soil

LEARN!
Ask your mentor to do a presentation, then click on these links to learn more about soil at schools.

DO!
Soil Projects

  • Have students build and manage a vermicomposting bin
  • Have students build and manage a garden compost bin

TEACH!
Ideas for sharing student soil knowledge

  • Post pictures with captions on your Green Steps school site
  • Submit pictures with captions to the Green Steps blog and Facebook page

SAMPLE PROJECT
Build Composting Bins
Help students use a Styrofoam cooler with ventilation holes, filled with shredded, damp newspaper to build a home for red wriggler worms in your classroom.

Help students build a garden compost bin from wooden pallets and zip ties. To get started, layer fruit cores and peels, paper towels and fall leaves.