Plant Biology, Plastic Upcycling and Food Forest Work
Today Earth School students had the opportunity to choose from 3 different activities. As part of our sustainable enterprise theme, we are experimenting with upcycling different materials to create new products. Today we talked about plastic and why we need to reduce our consumption of single use plastic bags. We then made skipping ropes out of used plastic bags by cutting it into strips then twisting it using a hand drill.
The outside group continued to work with Tom weeding the food forest and outdoor classroom and mulching around the natives we planted last year.
Inside a group worked Emilie examined the results of last weeks celery experiment. This group also started imagining what we could do with our shipping container, how could we convert it into a science lab? Using tracing paper, the students sketched their ideas over an image of the existing container.