This class is for students who are interested in preserving and maintaining the quality of the Earth’s systems and the organisms that live on it. Students learn about and are actively engaged in “vermicomposting.” Vermicomposting is the process of using worms to turn waste into nutrient-rich humus. We will collect cafeteria waste, place it in worm bins, and use the humus in the school garden. Students will plant, weed, water, and harvest the vegetables and herbs form the school garden. Students will be engaged in erosion projects around the school building. Students evaluate erosion sites, research, and come up with an environmental plan, blueprint, and budget to take care of the problem. Students actively participate in planting and caring for their sites. Students promote environmental education throughout Porter, which furthers preservation and conservation efforts throughout the school and community.