Sawyer Elementary - Ames
Sawyer Elementary in Ames, Iowa received Beautiful Iowa School Award. Here's what they said,
"This award was essential for us to acquire the necessary resources to conduct a school wide project. Our goal was to raise awareness on composting, and encourage students to do composting on their own.
Through worms, we got students more excited about composting and inspired responsibility on caring for their new class pets. Students separated lunch waste based on what is good/bad for worms.
This project helped value our gardening program, by showing we can make curricular connections while improving the community through lessons on sustainability. We even had an article on the local news paper!"Link to the directions for composting project http://www.ames.k12.ia.us/Schools/Sawyer/Newsletter/SawyerCompostingProjectFlyer.pdf