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WHS Protect: Indoor Air Quality – Plants in Every Classroom STEAM night

Our Green Steps class was invited to participate in a Walhalla United STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Night. We choose the to do the plants in every home and classroom. Students started off by doing some research on plants and indoor air quality. There was some conflicting information online but students were able to plow through the difference to make a label that seemed to hold true for our audience. This is the label that a group of students made to put on the up cycled plant holders.

We knew we would have to gather enough supplies to meet the demands of this event. We estimated we would need about 200 planters and that any leftovers could be given to teachers and staff. We started by braving the big plastic recycling bin outside to make upcycled planters from the waste stream generated on campus. Students cleaned the bottles and prepped them so that our visitors could make their own plants. Prepping them involved cutting them and them fixing the labels on them.

Green Steps students volunteered to man the table, teach students how to assemble their planters for their plants and talk to them about plants and air quality. Unfortunately, our station was near the fish and macroinvertebrate exhibit so we weren’t that popular. We were also stationed near the DJ so spreading the word about plants and air quality was slightly difficult. We learned some important lessons about how to be more successful next year at this event. We had a strong presence and were able to rub elbows with some of our Green Steps partners in the community.

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Jeanne Craig,
Apr 27, 2020, 8:02 AM